Equality Impact Assessments

Police Scotland, along with the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), is one of the first UK police forces to proactively introduce human rights considerations into its existing Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) – an approach strongly advocated by the Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC). These assessments are called Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessments or EqHRIAs.

This process will help ensure that Police Scotland and SPA policies and practices are fair and equitable for all members of staff and the public, as well as legally compliant with the Equality Act 2010 Public Sector Equality Duties, and the Human Rights Act 1998.

The following EqHRIAs support Practices and Procedures from the Police Scotland record set that have yet to be published.

The list of EqHRIAs can be found here.