Equality Impact Assessments
Trafford Council carries out Equality Impact Assessments, (EIAs) on a wide range of policies, functions and procedures to ensure that equality is taken into consideration in every area of our work.
As a local authority we should ensure that all sections of the community receive services appropriate to their needs, and that no-one is adversely affected in the way we deliver services.
An impact assessment helps us to ensure that the different needs of people are taken into account as far as possible. EIAs are included in our planning and review processes because they help us to plan action to address inequalities.
Each assessment takes into consideration the following equality 'strands' or 'protected characteristics':
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation
Governance and Community Strategy
Communities, Families and Wellbeing