Consultors know that they have a Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) to meet and campaign groups and lawyers know that it is often the Achilles heel of the consultation process. This course will address the methods and practicalities of undertaking an Equality Impact Assessment, help you to consider whether it fulfils the requirements of the duty and how to make sure decision-makers meet their roles and responsibilities.
What topics will you cover?
– Case Law and Statute, what it means for how an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) should be undertaken
– The data needed to undertake a thorough EqIA and identify potential implications for people with protected characteristics
– How to test your assumptions and listen to people with protected characteristics
– How to report your findings and consider mitigations
– How to inform decision making
– Understanding the Equality Act 2010 as it relates to engagement and consultation and the Public Sector Equality Duty
What will you achieve? An understanding of….
… the PSED and Duties
… thinking about what good approaches and methods look like, in Equality Analysis and Impact Assessments
… strengthening your confidence in undertaking Equality Analysis and writing Impact Assessments
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at consultors who need to meet the public sector equality duty or consider the potential impact of transformational change.
Anna Collins | Senior Associate
• Consultation and engagement techniques
• Equality Law and duties
• Corporate Governance
• Programme Management