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                    EQUALITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT
INITIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT / SCREENING

Policy or Practice Title …Virus and Malicious Software Policy ……….


Names of staff members responsible for completing the assessment

…………Diversity Manager ……………………………………………..

1. What is the main purpose or aims of the policy?

To provide a clear structure for preventing and handling incidents concerning
computer viruses and/or malicious software or code.


2. Who is the policy aimed at (e.g. offender or staff)?

Instruction for staff.


3a. Could this policy have a differential impact on people due to: ethnic
origin, colour, nationality, age (young/old), sex, disability (remember
new IT equipment/software may impact), gender/transgender, religion or
belief, sexual orientation, role as a carer/ or with dependants, poverty or
other factor in relation to equality?    No

b) Could it have a negative impact on the Trust’s ability to promote
equality of opportunity, or eliminate discrimination or harassment?
No

If NO to both, state why below and pass to EDAG for ratification




Policy author …Diversity Manager……………..

Date completed……3/11/2009……………………..

Date of approval from EDAG …………………..



If you answered YES to either part of question 3, continue on to the full Impact
Assessment over the page.



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FULL EQUALITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

1. In the initial impact assessment, which diverse groups were identified
as being disadvantaged by the policy/practice/function?

 Age
 Disability
 Faith/belief
 Gender
 Race
 Sexual Orientation
 Gender identity

2. Summarise the negative impact for each group and from where the
information was taken e.g. SLA Diversity Grid.

Negative Impact          Group               Information    Issues Raised
                                               Source



3. What information is available from relevant research material and
qualitative and quantative data and what does it tell us? (If the same as
in question 2 state this.)

Group                    Source                     Information available



4. What additional information/research needs to be collated/prepared?




5. What previous consultation has taken place with each diverse group
affected either externally or internally and what were the findings?

        Group                                  Findings



6. What changes do you propose to make to the policy as a result of the
research and consultation? Please state who will be responsible for the
proposed changes and when these changes be completed.




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7. Will the planned changes to the policy lower the negative impact? If
so how?




8. Please show how in relation to race, gender and disability (please
specify) these changes provide an opportunity to:

a) Promote equality of opportunity
b) Improve relations between diverse groups
c) Eliminate discrimination and harassment




9. What equality monitoring/evaluation/review systems have been put in
to place to ensure regular checks are undertaken on the effects of the
policy? Give details: (These will need to include where decision making
or discretion takes place) Give details:




10. When will the policy or proposals next be reviewed?




Policy author ………………..

Date completed…………………………..

Date of approval from EDAG …………………..

A copy of this full equality impact assessment must be published along
with the policy. A signed copy must be retained by you for audit
purposes.




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