Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessments

Impact assessment is an integral part of planning and policy development, which will help to provide a well-balanced and well thought out proposal.

Carrying out an Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment (EHRIA) is also a legal requirement for the Council to do to evaluate the impact our decisions have on our customers. So when we are devising a new proposal or putting a decision into operation then we will have to complete one of these.

We do an Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment (EHRIA) when:

  • we are revising policies and strategies
  • undertaking service reviews
  • at an early stage in developing a new policy/strategy or service
  • when reviewing existing polices and services.

The EHRIA helps us to assess the impact of our proposals on the diverse groups within Aberdeen. It will ensure we meet the commitments set out in our Single Equality Scheme. It also helps us to promote equality and good community relations.

If we do an EHRIA and find certain equalities groups do not have access to our services, or are under represented, or are not getting as good a service, we must do something to resolve the situation.

If we are improving our services and access to services for the equality groups, we are improving our customer service for everyone.

You can use our prejudice and discrimination reporting form to tell us about any concerns and see how we carry out EHRIAs by looking at our Equality and Human Rights impact asessment form

For more information on how to complete the form, please download the guide:


Searching for impact assessments

A searchable list of EHRIAs is now available. The assessment reports are PDF documents that can be downloaded.

To find a specific Assessment you can search by Report Number, Title, Directorate, Committee Name, Date of Committee Meeting, or Date of Impact Assessment.

Contact details

Equalities Team

Aberdeen City Council
Marischal College
Broad Street

AB10 1AB 


01224 523014


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