Equality Impact Assessment Training
Public sector businesses and organisations thrive in diversity, reflecting their communities. To protect this diversity and to consolidate various pieces anti-discrimination legislation , Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) was created by the Equality Act 2010 and went enacted in April 2011. Under this act, public sector authorities and organisations are required to have due regard for the rights of the people and have to make sure that they are free of discrimination.
The responsibilities PSED ensues for organisations
The general duties required by PSED include elimination of discrimination, harassment, and victimisation of people, along with additional prohibited ways of conduct. Organisations are required to remove or minimise the disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics, take steps to meet their special needs that are different from other people, and encourage their participation in activities where it is low.
The specific duties of organisations are to annually publish an amount information that demonstrate their compliance with Equality Duty. The initial publications also require a set of the organisation’s equality objectives that are measurable, and subsequent publications of objectives at least every four years.
The meaning of due regard under PSED
Due regard requires public organisations to take every decision and action with care to their impacts on the people. It encompasses all aspects of an organisation, including hiring practices, policies and actions, decisions, provision of services, and education.
On the surface, it sounds easy. But your organisation can inadvertently take a decision that puts certain protected groups at a disadvantage, and you will not know about it until it is too late. That is where Equality Impact Assessment Training comes in.
Why do you need Equality Impact Assessment Training?
It is a fair question. After all, E.I.A. is not a legal requirement. However, without this training, you run the risk of running afoul of the PSED and the Equality Act (both of which are a legal requirement). Doing so, even unintentionally, can be very costly and will damage your organisation’s reputation in the long-term.
On the other hand, E.I.A. training can significantly reduce that risk on every level of your business. In addition, it also allows you to better serve your teams and your legal requirements by creating an inclusive environment. PSED and Equality Act allocate a wide array of responsibilities and considerations for an organisation, and E.I.A. training is designed to cover all of these thoroughly to avoid the aforementioned consequences.
How Taylor Mason can help
Taylor Mason’s Equality Impact Assessment Training Course covers all of the specifics of PSED and the Equality Act. It aims to educate the participants on their roles in Equality Duty and Equality Act’s impact on them. Furthermore, it focuses on teaching them to identify groups of people who are at risk of discrimination and explore unconscious bias.
After completing Taylor Mason’s E.I.A. Training course, the participants will be able to do the following:
- Understand the role of protected characteristics in promoting equality.
- Identify areas of development.
- Learn the purposes of Equality Impact Assessment in promoting equality and fostering good relations.
- Know the importance of Equality Impact Assessment as a tool.
- How to find and complete and EIA, using examples and case studies.
- Understand key equality terminology.
- Learn methods to tackle discrimination.
The course includes interactive group work sessions as well as individual worksheets, making it ideal for training among people from various backgrounds. In effect, the course helps public sector organisations create an environment of equal opportunity for everyone—including people with protected characteristics—make compliant policies and decisions, and fully implement Public Sector Equality Duty laws into their day-to-day operations.
It can be delivered in classroom at your preferred location or online, in an interesting and engaging style.
Taylor Mason has been providing E.I.A. training to a wide range of public sector organisations—like businesses, local authorities, and charity organisations. With years of experience and tried-and-tested methods, Taylor Mason provides one of the the best Equality Impact Assessment Training courses.