Under the Equality Act 2010, Derbyshire Constabulary has a duty to demonstrate due regard to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation against people with a protected characteristic, as well as to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.
In addition to this, as a public authority, we have a ‘specific duty’ to publish sufficient information to demonstrate that we comply with the duty. This published information demonstrates how we analyse data around the effect that our policies and practices have on both employees and service users from protected groups; provides evidence of analysis undertaken to establish whether our policies and practices will further the equality aims within the general duty and provides details of information used in analysis and/or engagement undertaken. All of this is documented and published on a completed Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) which is essentially a ‘tool’ which focuses on the quality of equality analysis and how it is used in decision making.
We have revised our process for assessing the impact of our policies and practices with regard to the protected groups stated within the Equality Act 2010. We are applying this new process to all of our existing policies and practices.
For more information or should you require a current EIA, please contact the Equality Unit on telephone number 101.