undertake equality analyses on new and current BSB policies in
order to reduce the risk of unlawful discrimination occurring and
to explore ways of advancing equality and diversity.
Equality impact analysis is a simple and effective tool
which can be used to ensure that the likely equality
implications of a policy have been properly explored before
that policy is adopted or revised.
We have developed our own system for equality
analysing BSB policies which comprises two stages. The initial
stage or "screening" is used to determine whether or not the policy
is relevant to equality and if so, the second stage "full" analysis
is conducted to determine the likely extent of the impact
We have devised our own equality screening and full analysis
forms, as well as a set of comprehensive guidance for those
undertaking the equality analysis process.
Our equality team provides training for staff using the process
and finalised analyses are stored centrally in order that
associated action plans can be monitored and updated.