Diversity impact assessments

Diversity Impact Assessments (DIA's) are important to ensure the services we deliver are helping us to meet our vision to make Swindon an equal society, which recognises and respects people’s different needs, situations and goals, and remove the barriers that limit what people can do and can be.

There are four sections to the DIA

  1. Being really clear about what we’re trying to do or achieve
  2. Finding out and then understanding who is using our service and who we might reasonably expect to use the service
  3. Working out if the any groups are unreasonably being excluded from what we do.
  4. Making changes to make our service fairer.

All council and cabinet reports include a reference to a relevant DIA. This is so we can make sure that our legal equality duties are considered when we make decisions.

DIA's are useful in helping us take stock and make positive change and are undertaken on every service area. This helps to ensure our service outcomes deliver our equality and diversity vision.

Published diversity impact assessments

We are required to make the outcomes of DIA's publicly available. To view them, please see:

If you have questions about the Council’s Diversity Impact Assessments, please contact equality@swindon.gov.uk

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