Children's hearings and pre-hearing panels - composition changes: equality impact assessment

An assessment of the equality impacts of introducing flexibility into the requirement for children's hearings to have both male and female panel members.

Scope of EQIA

This EQIA has been informed by evidence drawn from CHS data on retention and recruitment of panel members and the operational impact of current levels, surveys undertaken in the panel member community, as well as data collected through the monitoring of emergency Covid legislation. It also draws upon initial assessments undertaken by CHS which reflect the extremely limited nature of the impact of the proposed amendment.



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