Equality & Good Relations

Screening Reports

Equality screening and analysis of our policies

We use an equality impact assessment (EQIA) to do a thorough and systematic analysis of each of our policies.

These assessments can improve our work by making sure we promote equality.

When developing policies, plans and strategies, we publish policy-screening reports that consider rural needs.

Equality categories

When assessing each policy, we refer to the nine equality categories defined in Section 75:

  • religious belief
  • political opinion
  • racial group
  • age
  • marital status
  • sexual orientation
  • gender
  • disability
  • dependency

Screening determines if our policy has any negative impact on any of the nine categories and decides on an alternative to achieve the promotion of equality of opportunity.

Section 75 is in the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Equality screening reports and impact assessments published in 2023-2024

Equality screening outcome reports in 2023-2024

Rural Needs Impact Assessments (RNIAs) in 2023-2024

Data Protection Initial Assessment (DPIA) Screening reports in 2023-2024

Sustainable Development Screening reports in 2023-2024

How to request screening reports and impact assessments

When we analyse and screen our policies, we publish the information we collect in screening outcome reports and equality impact assessments.

Our reports are available by email.

To get copies of our equality screening reports and impact assessments, contact the Policy team at: Policy@midandeastantrim.gov.uk