Equality analysis

An Equality Impact Assessment is a thorough analysis of a Policy. Its purpose is to improve the work of the Council by making sure we promote equality and do not discriminate. We assess and analyse the effects our policies, activities and decisions are likely to have on people by carrying out an Equality Impact Assessment. We do this to make sure our decisions are fair, our services are accessible to all people in our communities and that we do not discriminate. This includes looking for opportunities to promote equality and foster good relations, as well as reviewing negative or adverse impacts that can be removed or reduced.

We assess and analyse the effects our policies, activities and decisions are likely to have on different people by carrying out an Equality Impact Assessment. We do this to make sure our decisions are fair, our services are accessible to all people in our communities and that we do not discriminate. It should also, where possible, be used to do all it can to promote equality and good relations between different groups.

North Kesteven District Council also considers rurality and socio-economic matters in its decision-making process. Rurality is how we assess the potential impact of a policy or service on rural communities and ensuring equally effective and successful outcomes for communities and individuals in the design and delivery of public services, regardless of location. Socio-economic matters relates to where a person is living, their interactions with society and financial status.

As part of the Public Sector Equality Duty, North Kesteven District Council is required to engage and consult with residents on various policies and activities of the local authority.

Additional information on the consultation and engagement events can be obtained by contacting the Corporate Information Manager.

If you would like to take part in a focus group or would like to help inform our Equality Impact Assessment, please contact us.