Equality Impact Assessments

An Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process of analysing a proposed or existing policy, strategy or service. The aim is to identify any effect or likely effect on different groups within the community.  The Council has a duty to consider the equality impact of any decision it has made.  The assessments are required on the grounds of race, disability and gender. However the Three Rivers Council's process also assesses for impact on the grounds of age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity. The purpose of the assessment is to anticipate and identify the discriminatory or negative consequences for a particular group or sector of the community. This process enables counter measures to be taken, which eliminate, minimise or balance any discriminatory or negative consequences.

The process is done through two stages. The first is the Equality Relevance Test. This checks to what extent the service, policy or strategy is relevant to the Council's equality duties, and whether there is evidence that suggest that a detrimental impact is likely. Where evidence does suggest potential negative impact on any equality group, a second stage of a Full Equality Impact Assessment is undertaken in more detail.

The assessment is made on any new or proposed change to a service, policy, strategy or initiative. Results of our previous three year programme can be found below.

Use the links below to read the full Equality Impact Assessment and Equality Relevance Test for the service or policy listed:

Full Equality Impact Assessments 2015-16

Equality Relevance Tests 2015-16

Full Equality Impact Assessments 2014-15

Equality Relevance Tests 2014-15

Budget Proposals Equality Impact Assessments 2015-16


Budget Proposals for 2014/15

Full Equality Impact Assessments & Relevance Tests 2013/14

Full Equality Impact Assessments (2012)

Full Equality Impact Assessments (2011)

No full assessments completed

Full Equality Impact Assessments (2010)

Full Equality Impact Assessments (2009)

Full Equality Impact Assessments (2008)

Full Equality Impact Assessments (2007)

Full Equality Impact Assessments (2006)

Equality Relevance Tests - All Years