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Findings of Equality Impact Assessment relating to savings proposals

​​​​​​​An equality impact assessment involves assessing the likely or actual effects of policies or service proposals on people with characteristics protected by the Equalities Act 2010.

The characteristics protected from April 2011 are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender re-assignment
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Marriage and civil partnership

An equality impact assessment helps us to make sure we take into account the possible impacts on people when we decide on policy and services. We are required by law to have paid due regard to possible impacts before we take decisions; these characteristics help us to do this.

It is important to note that impact assessments are not a means of stopping proposals happening. They are a tool to inform decision making and help ensure no unlawful decisions are made.

We will provide Councillors with the conclusions of these assessments before they make final decisions on these proposals.

You can see the assessments for each proposal on the individual proposals pages. Not all proposals require them; only those which directly affect service users. These initial assessments will be reviewed and possibly revised as we get consultation feedback. To receive an update when any equality impact assessment is updated you can subscribe to that page.

Other impact assessments

We are undertaking other assessments to identify possible impacts on things such as environment and health. These assessments will be provided to councillors to inform final decision making.


Contact

Corporate Policy Improvement and Performance Team
Floor 3
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU