We use equality impact assessments to try to make sure we deliver services fairly.

These assessments help us consider the needs different people have and make sure that we can meet these needs. The assessments will often include the views of people who use the service.

The equality act 2010

The law states we must: 

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
  • promote equality of opportunity; and
  • encourage good relations.

We have to make decisions fairly and consider the 'protected characteristics' of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. The term 'eliminate unlawful discrimination' also covers marriage and civil partnerships.

We do not have to do equality impact assessments but we have found the process helps us to understand the impacts of a proposal on any or all protected groups. If we find that our proposal is likely to affect some people in a negative way we can look for ways to reduce or remove the impact.

Publishing our equality impact assessment reports

We publish all of our completed reports. They are available under the following themes.

Assessments include highways and transportation, concessionary fares and blue badges, access to services, libraries and county council meetings.

Assessments from 2017

Equality impact assessments under this objective include school services, children centres and children's social care.

Assessments from 2021

Assessments from 2020

Equality impact assessments under this objective include road safety, emergency planning, consumer services, and street lighting.

There are currently no equality impact assessments for helping people live in safer communities.

Equality impact assessments under this objective include waste, waste, countryside and other environmental matters.

There are currently no equality impact assessments for maintaining and enhancing our environment and heritage.

Equality impact assessments under this objective include business advice and other services provided to support the economy.

There are currently no equality impact assessments for promoting a flourishing economy.

Equality impact assessments before 2017 are archived. Please contact equality@northyorks.gov.uk for more details.