Ideally an equality impact assessment (EIA) should be conducted as early as possible, to enable any identified issues to be mitigated or avoided altogether.
This is usually a good way to save money as well: it’s easier to create something that’s accessible for everyone from scratch, rather than having to make changes later.
It can also save potential embarrassment, even in projects with equality at their heart, like this accessible toilet…..with steps!
If you are developing a new policy, process, function or service, or you are reviewing an existing policy, process, function or service, conduct an EIA.
Existing policies, processes, functions and services
Eventually, LSE wants to ensure that everything has been equality impact assessed, but that will take time.
In the first instance we want to prioritise those policies, processes, functions and services which are likely to have the biggest impact on different groups, and start there, whilst developing a timeline for other areas.