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Equality and human rights assessments

An Equality and Human Rights Assessment is a process for considering and assessing organisational risk in relation to meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998.

The aim of the assessment is to ensure that when a policy, procedure or initiative is devised, people’s basic rights and the needs of minority groups are consciously and properly considered.

This decision making will identify any potentially discriminatory consequences, as well as potential benefits for anyone who may fall within any of the nine protected characteristic groups.

North Yorkshire Police have embedded an assessment on all their policies and procedures to ensure that no group are inadvertently disproportionately disadvantaged.


Equality and human rights assessments[pdf] Equality and human rights assessment guidance[pdf]