Equality and diversity
Last updated 3 June 2014
In July 2011, the SRA Board approved our Equality Framework, including our equality objectives and an equality and diversity action plan.
We regularly report on our progress.
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.
More about equality impact assessments
Recent equality impact assessments
As part of our commitment to improve transparency on equality and diversity issues, we publish reports, including those we have commissioned about disproportionality, annual reports of our progress in meeting our equality objectives and diversity monitoring reports about our regulatory work.
SRA staff diversity monitoring data
As part of our Equality Framework and in compliance with our public sector equality duty, we collect and publish diversity monitoring data about our staff.
Diversity in the legal profession
We publish reports on aggregated workforce diversity data collected from solicitors' firms across England and Wales.
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.
Diversity data collection 2013: Guidance for the profession
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.
More about our gender reassignment policy statement
Forum on vulnerability
Our forum on vulnerability—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.
More about our forum on disability
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.