Equality Analysis

Equality analysis is the method used by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) to demonstrate that it is giving due regard to equality when developing and implementing changes to strategy, policy and practice.  It replaces the previous equality impact assessment process. It also provides for having due regard to the aims of the general duty when making decisions and when setting policies.

The purpose of equality analysis is twofold:

  1. To identify unintended consequences and mitigate them as far as possible, and
  2. To actively consider how to change to a policy might support the advancement of equality and fostering of good relations.

Changes being proposed through policy, or decisions made by the Commissioner need to be analysed from an equality perspective and the results considered before those decisions are made.  Where negative impacts are identified, consideration needs to be given to mitigating those impacts.

The findings of analysis are documented and brought to the attention of the Commissioner to be taken into account before making decisions.

Impact Assessments 

Business Interests Policy & Procedure - May 2020

Records Management Policy - May 2020

Customer Contact Policy - December 2019

Gifts and Hospitality Policy & Procedure - September 2019

Safer Gwent - January 2015     

Rehabilitation - November 2014  

Strategic Community Safety - November 2014

Crime and Anti-social Behaviour Prevention - November 2014  

Victims' Services and Support - November 2014 

Strategic Commissioning Intentions - November 2014    

Victim and Witness Care Hub - September 2014

Funding Impact Assessment - January 2014

Welsh Language Complaints Procedure (Equality Impact Assessment)