Equality Impact Assessments (EqIA)
Service improvement toolkit
At Harrow, we have Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs) as a service improvement toolkit. This helps us to understand how our policies, practices or new proposals will affect different communities. In particular it draws our attention to those who experience inequality, discrimination, social exclusion or disadvantage.
In order to mainstream EqIAs, each year, directorates develop annual EqIA programmes aligned to their service plans. These are monitored by the Directorate Equality Task Groups.
The EqIAs form part of our decision-making process and accompany all decision-making reports including cabinet papers.
EqIAs are published together with cabinet papers.