Equality Impact Assessment Screening (partial) Assessment Template 2 This template should be used to assess the equality relevance of a policy or procedure for any equality group. What is the function, policy, practice (name and brief description)? Special Leave Policy What equality group is this screening for? Race/Disability/Gender/Age/Sexual orientation/Religious Groups Impact of policy in a)promoting equality, b) eliminating discrimination c) achieving equity Who are the stakeholders in relation to this policy (staff, patient groups, other organisations)? Staff Is responsibility for the policy shared with anyone else, internally or externally (if so, you should involve them in the screening)? No Step Activity Examples of relevant issues Comments to consider 1 Identify aims of What is the purpose of the The purpose of this document is to provide the basis for a clear the policy policy? understanding of the circumstances in which staff may be entitled to take special leave and the period of time, paid and unpaid, that will apply in such circumstances. (Section 4) The document also sets out the provisions in respect of an individual’s right to Parental Leave. (Section 5) Who will benefit from the Staff policy? 2 Collect What data are you using to Workforce data is available from HR Annual report & annual staff Information & determine the impact on the survey attach to groups you are screening for template. equality relevance? Total staff in post 1457 head count – all have access to policy How many people will be (If you have impacted by the policy? RACE insufficient data For example BME staff 14% (Hr report) to help you to - number of BME people complete this - number of disabled people DISABILITY section then - number of men & women Disabled staff 3% (staff survey) probably the first - number by age actions in your - number religious groups action plan will - number of gays/lesbian Insufficient data available to breakdown equality groups accessing be to gather Compare with local census data policy further data) You may find the following No grievance following application of policy. types of information useful: o Demographic data and other statistics. Recent research findings o The results of consultations / surveys o The results of equality monitoring data o Analysis of complaints 3 Decide if policy is For Race and Disability No evidence to suggest adverse impact – potential to have equality relevant equality refer to the adverse impact General duty for each If the policy is strand and consider the equality relevant affect of the policy on you will need to each aspect of the Relevancy - medium assign a level of General duty. relevance. H – High For other equality groups M – Medium consider for each L - Low equality group if the policy has negative (If it is not, you consequences; if the may end the policy will damage process here but relations; if the policy will you need to promote equality of explain how you opportunity. have come to that conclusion) Use data to support your considerations. What action do you intend to take to address the issues arising from this screening exercise? To collect additional data on those people accessing special leave policy by equality group. To carry out full EIA when policy reviewed Is a full impact assessment recommended? (If you have answered yes to any of the questions in step 3 above, then the answer is yes) Date of screening: 9th November 2006 Name and contact details for person screening: Belinda Collett Please return a copy of this form to the Trust Equality Group for quality control and compliance monitoring purposes. Send to Belinda Collett. Belinda.firstname.lastname@example.org Keep a local copy along with the data you used to undertake the exercise.