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Equality Analysis

The Trust has a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to ensure that all our strategies, policies, functions and services give due consideration to equality and inclusion. 

In all appropriate instances we are required to demonstrate due regard and ensure the Trust is able to evidence this by carrying out an equality analysis. The Equality Analysis (EA) process was introduced in 2012, replacing the Equality Impact Analysis (EIA), and has been simplified from previous versions. Our current process is outlined in the approved EA Guidance.

We have also produced a suite of documents to assist in undertaking EAs (also hyperlinked within the guidance document):

The Trust is able to access a number of groups and individuals for EA consultation, including the Inclusion Hub Advisory Group (IHAG). In August 2013 a sub-group of the IHAG was established to provide electronic or ‘virtual’ consultation as part of the equality analysis process. This group, the Equality Analysis Reference Group, are volunteers who represent a diverse range of stakeholders and their work improves the quality of our services by ensuring that individuals and teams think carefully about the likely impact of their work on different communities or groups. Equality Analysis involves anticipating the consequences of the Trust’s policies, functions and services on different communities and making sure that any negative consequences are eliminated or minimised, whilst opportunities for promoting equality are maximised.

The Trust is committed to publishing the results of any equality human rights analysis that we have undertaken. These were previously published as a separate document on this page, but under our the revised Development & Management of Trust Policies & Procedures, these are now attached as an appendix to the relevant document.

 The EA’s below are examples of previous analyses which have been undertaken within the Trust.

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