Making recommendations

Equality Impact Assessment is only effective if it leads to clear recommendations for action. Once the differential impacts have been identified and investigated, there are a number of basic options which can be recommended. Additional actions should be recommended where appropriate, for improvement purposes or to remove risks.

  • If the area being assessed is robust and needs no significant adjustments – No major changes needed
  • If the area being assessed has risks, problems or missed opportunities – Adjust the policy
  • If the area being assessed has risks, problems or missed opportunities which can be justified – Continue the policy
  • If the area being assessed may result in unlawful discrimination – Stop and remove it

These suggestions are based on guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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