We want to make sure that we consider the impact of our services and policies on our communities and staff. To help us do this, we undertake Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs).
The purpose of an EIA is to ensure our services are effective, efficient and fair. EIAs help us to make sure that, as far as possible, any negative consequences are understood and minimised and opportunities for promoting fairness and respect are maximised.
What if we find adverse impact?
If during our Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) process we find evidence that one of our existing or proposed policies or activities is having an adverse impact on the promotion of fairness and respect we will take one of the following four options:
- Where possible we will change the policy or activity to meet the concerns raised.
- Consider ways to remove or reduce the potential for affecting anyone with a protected characteristic.
- Find alternative methods to achieve the aims of the policy or delivering the service to reduce the impact.
- Occasionally we will decide to continue with the policy or activity. For example, if we need to meet special needs of particular groups and there is no other way of achieving the aims of the policy.
Completed Equality Impact Assessments
Completed Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) are taken to Directorate Equality Groups (DEGs) for quality assurance and are signed off by the Head of Service. Surrey County Council is committed to publishing the results of EIAs and ensuring that they receive internal and external challenge.
You can find EIAs by searching alphabetically below for the service or title or see all completed EIAs for Adult Social Care.
Files available to download
Big Fostering Partnership Equality Impact Assessment (PDF)
Equality Impact Assessment regarding our intention to work in collaboration with a group of local authorities to commission Big Fostering Partnership Ltd (BFP).
Integrated sexual health and HIV service re-procurement (PDF)
Equality impact assessment on re-procurement of an integrated sexual health and HIV service in Surrey
- Fire and Rescue - Surrey Fire and Rescue Public Safety Plan 2016-2025 (PDF)
Libraries and Cultural Services Transformation Equality Impact Assessment 2021 (PDF)
An Equality Impact Assessment from 2021 assessing the equality impacts of the Libraries and Cultural Services Transformation programme.
Making Surrey Safer Fire and Rescue Plan - Draft (March 2019) (PDF)
A draft Equality Impact Assessment of the future plans for the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service ahead of their 2019 consultation.
Making Surrey Safer Fire and Rescue Plan Equality Impact Assessment Appendices - Draft (2019) (PDF)
The evidence base to accompany the Making Surrey Safer Fire and Rescue draft Equality Impact Assessment.
Public Health - Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Equality and Health Impact Assessment (2021) (PDF)
An Equality Impact Assessment from 2021 assessing equality and health impacts of the third phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Public Health - Substance Misuse Service Reduction EIA (2018) (PDF)
Reduction of spend on adult substance misuse treatment services
Public Health - Reduced spend on adult substance misuse service (2019) (PDF)
Equality Impact Assessment reviewing equality implications of reduced spend on adult substance misuse services
Public Health - Re-commissioning of stop smoking service (2018) (PDF)
Re-commissioning of stop smoking service
Public Health - Re-commissioning of sexual health services EIA (2019) (PDF)
Equality Impact Assessment on the re-commissioning of sexual health services commissioned by the Public Health service
Single View of a Child Programme case management Equality Impact Assessment 2021 (PDF)
An Equality Impact Assessment assessing the equality implications of moving to new case management systems affecting Children's Social Care and Education services.
Transforming Libraries and Cultural Services in Surrey EIA (PDF)
EIA identifying the equalities issues flowing from the Libraries and Cultural Services strategy