Equality Impact Assessments
Ensuring equality is built in
West Dunbartonshire Council has a legal obligation to assess the
impact of its policies and services on the well-being of
"equalities" groups, it is also a requirement of the law.
The purpose of Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is to work out
how a policy or function will affect the wellbeing of different
groups of people, with particular needs, or who are disadvantaged
in some way. EIA is an opportunity to drive fairness and good
Our guidelines have recently been revised to take account of
the Equality Act 2010 and relevant guidelines.
EIA is used for any new and developing policies, while a system
of review for existing policies is used to ensure that relevant
services are not discriminating in how they deliver services.
Reports to Council and its committee's are required to provide
information on whether an impact assessment has been carried
The Council have carried out a number of EIA's. Recent
Summary reports are available to read in the 'downloads' box
above. Older reports are available on request, please
contact us at the address above for further
Page last update:
02 April 2012