We use equality impact assessments (EqIAs) to assess the impact of:

  • changing a service, policy, strategy or plan
  • contracting new services
  • planning projects
It involves:
  • anticipating the effects of policies and services on particular groups such as service users, residents, the wider population and employees
  • eliminating or minimising any negative consequences as far as possible
  • maximising opportunities to promote equality and diversity

EqIAs help us find and remove barriers that might stop people from knowing about services, using them and getting the best from them.

Select a department to view EqIAs for Dorset Council:


People - adults 

People - children


Public health