Equality and diversity

Equality Impact Assessments (EqIA)

Service improvement toolkit

At Harrow, we have Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs) as a service improvement toolkit. EqIAs help us understand how our policies, practices, and proposals affect different communities. In particular they draw our attention to those who experience:

  • inequality
  • discrimination
  • social exclusion
  • disadvantage

In order to mainstream EqIAs, each year directorates develop annual EqIA programmes. These programmes are aligned to the service plans. They are monitored by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team. 

The EqIAs form part of our decision-making process. They accompany all decision-making reports including cabinet papers.  

EqIAs are published together with cabinet papers.