Equality impact assessments

Equality and diversity is a key ingredient in building a diverse workforce, excellent people-centred services and promoting the general well-being of Wycombe's communities and its citizens. Assessing the impact of our services is a vital factor in improving them.

An equality impact assessment is a way in which we think carefully about the likely impact of policies, procedures, strategies and services. This helps us to identify any unmet needs and to provide a basis for action to improve services.

The consequences of policies and projects on particular groups are analysed and anticipated so that, where possible, any negative consequences can be minimised and opportunities for ensuring equality can be maximised.