Equality Impact Assessments - EIA

Equality Impact Assessments at North Devon Council

At North Devon Council we need to understand whether our services are meeting everyone’s needs and that people who need our services have access to them. To help us to do this we will carry out Equality Impact Assessments, and complete Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) forms.

What are Equality Impact Assessments?

The purpose of doing an Equality Impact Assessment form (EIA) is to ensure that North Devon Council’s decisions and activities do not disadvantage different groups in our community.

The process involves assessing the impact the policy or function will have on different groups by answering a series of questions on an EIA form.

The EIA process will help to:

  • make sure we are thinking carefully about the likely impact of new or existing policies on people from different groups
  • develop policies that focus on promoting equality of opportunity
  • identify what is working well
  • encourage greater openness and public involvement

When is an Equality Impact Assessment undertaken?

Equality Impact Assessments will be carried out on all existing and new policies and functions. The equality issues considered will include:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or beliefs
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

What will we do with the information?

Once an Equality Impact Assessment has been carried out, if a negative impact is identified, we will need to consider what changes need to undertaken within the policy or function to ensure the negative impact is reduced or removed.


Completed EIAs will be published online for the current, and previous financial year.

If you require a copy of an earlier document please email equality@northdevon.gov.uk


Completed EIA forms April 2021-March 2022:

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

August 2021

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021

January 2022

February 2022

March 2022


Completed EIA forms for 2022-2023:

April 2022

May 2022

June 2022

Aug 2022

Sep 2022

Oct 2022

Nov 2022

Dec 2022

Feb 2023



Completed EIA forms for 2023-2024:

May 2023

August 2023

July 2023

August 2023

October 2023

November 2023

December 2023

January 2024


February 2024


March 2024