Disability Equality Scheme

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Dear Birmingham City Council,

Further to my not being able to access this information from your website:

Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

1. a copy of your CURRENT disability equality scheme

2. details of the steps taken to involve disabled people in
creating the scheme

3. where any body corporate (such as, for example, a charity) was involved in the creation of the scheme, the name of the body corporate and particulars of the extent of its involvement

4. contact details of the lead officer of the local authority who deals with compliance with the disability equality duty, including name, address, telephone number, and email address

5. a copy of your plans to comply with the duty to
eliminate harassment against disabled people

I thank you in advance for your assistance and I look forward to hearing from you

Yours faithfully,

Nicola Whitehill

Birmingham City Council

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Dear Ms Whitehill

Please see below our response to your request.

Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom
Of Information Act 2000:-

1. a copy of your CURRENT disability equality scheme

REPLY. Birmingham City Council's Disability Equality Scheme (DES) is
attached.

(See attached file: DES.pdf)

2. details of the steps taken to involve disabled people in creating the
scheme

REPLY: The arrangements relating to the consultation process are detailed
within Section 1.2 of the attached Scheme. Birmingham's Disability Network
through the Birmingham's Disability Resource Centre has been engaged around
the replacement to the DES.

3. where any body corporate (such as, for example, a charity) was involved
in the creation of the scheme, the name of the body
corporate and particulars of the extent of its involvement

REPLY: Details can be found under Appendices 2 within the DES - the
particulars of the extent of individual or organisation involvement is not
documented within the DES, nor captured specifically at the consultation
meetings.

4. contact details of the lead officer of the local authority who deals
with compliance with the disability equality duty, including name, address,
telephone number, and email address

REPLY: Chief Executive Stephen Hughes has overall responsibility on behalf
of the Council. Assurance is co-ordinated by Dr. Mashuq Ally who is an
Assistant Director for Equalities and HR. He is based at 3 Congreve
Passage, Birmingham B3 3DA. Telephone is (0121) 303 2627. The mailbox
address is [email address]

5. a copy of your plans to comply with the duty to eliminate harassment
against disabled people

REPLY: Please refer to the action plan within the DES under Appendices 1.

If you are not satisfied with the response you may ask for an internal
review please contact the corporate team at the address below:

Corporate Information Governance Team
3rd Floor, 1 Lancaster Circus
Birmingham
B4 7AB
or
[email address]

If subsequently you are not satisfied with the Council’s decision you may
apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO
cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure
provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at
the following address:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545745
Web Address: www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Corporate Information Governance Team

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