Last updated 19 February 2013
On 13 July 2011, the SRA Board approved our Equality Framework, which included our equality objectives and equality and diversity action plan for 2011/12. We have reported our progress in 2011 and will be publishing our progress report for 2012 by the end of June 2013.
We will be publishing our new equality objectives and action plan for 2013/14 by the end of June 2013 which will support the SRA's current strategic plan.
Equality impact assessments
An equality impact assessment is a review process analysing the potential or actual effects of our policies, procedures, practices, criteria and functions to determine whether they have a differential impact on any groups—such as disabled people, women or black and minority ethnic people.
Recent equality impact assessments
Equality impact assessment schedule
As part of our commitment to improve transparency on equality and diversity issues, we publish reports, including those we have commissioned about disproportionality, and annual reports of our progress in meeting our equality objectives.
As part of our Equality Framework and in compliance with our public sector equality duty, we collect and publish diversity monitoring data about our work and about our staff.
Diversity monitoring reports about our regulatory work are published annually.
Our workforce diversity data is published every six months.
Diversity data collection
Firms are required to collect, report and publish workforce diversity data following the implementation of the Legal Services Board's transparency requirements. Guidance for the profession about the process for 2013 will shortly be available and we will shortly be publishing the diversity questionnaire that firms will need to report against.
Reasonable adjustments policy
We have published our Reasonable adjustment policy.
Gender reassignment policy statement
Our policy statement sets out how we recognise and respect the rights of those who have undergone or are undergoing gender reassignment.
Forum on disability
Our forum on disability - for consumers and consumer organisations - is one way that organisations representing the interests of disabled and vulnerable people work with us. The forum aims to bring about real change for the better in identifying barriers experienced by disabled people and working together to overcome those barriers in the context of legal services.
Read Diversity in the profession, an SRA e-newsletter to keep you informed about the equality and diversity work of the SRA and the diversity issues facing the profession.
Please use www.sra.org.uk/equality to link to this page.