Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Public Health Wales.

Dear Public Health Wales,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

Public Health Wales

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Freedom of Information request - Information about your dealings with
Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall Dear Public Health Wales, This is a
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide
any information that you hold answering to any of the following
descriptions: 1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a
“Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace
Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those
applications. Please redact personal details if necessary. 2. Any feedback
you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either
application or programme. 3. Any other communication you have received
from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from
disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any
material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on
which you claim to be entitled to withhold it). 4. Full details of any
equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these
applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior
to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was
done). 5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i)
in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services. 6.
Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in
the future, and if so which. Yours faithfully, Ermine Amies
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Dear Public Health Wales,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Public Health Wales's handling of my FOI request 'Information about your dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall'.

I received an acknowledgement but no answer.

If as part of your review, you consider claiming the Section 12 exemption, I remind you of your section 16 duty to provide me with effective advice and assistance to shape and refine my request so you can respond without exceeding the appropriate limit. Assistance might include providing me with a list of the custodians (by job title; I do not need to know names) you believe to have been the recipients of communications requested under this request.

That, of course, does not exhaust your duty to provide me with advice and assistance: you should also turn your minds to any other ways in which you can help me to refine my request so that it captures a representative picture of your dealings with Stonewall without exceeding the appropriate limit.

I look forward to hearing from you.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

Public Health Wales

**** PEIDIWCH AG YMATEB YN UNIONGYRCHOL i'r neges e-bost hon ****
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Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Information about your
dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall Dear Public Health Wales,
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews. I am writing to request an internal review of Public Health
Wales's handling of my FOI request 'Information about your dealings with
Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall'. I received an acknowledgement but no
answer. If as part of your review, you consider claiming the Section 12
exemption, I remind you of your section 16 duty to provide me with
effective advice and assistance to shape and refine my request so you can
respond without exceeding the appropriate limit. Assistance might include
providing me with a list of the custodians (by job title; I do not need to
know names) you believe to have been the recipients of communications
requested under this request. That, of course, does not exhaust your duty
to provide me with advice and assistance: you should also turn your minds
to any other ways in which you can help me to refine my request so that it
captures a representative picture of your dealings with Stonewall without
exceeding the appropriate limit. I look forward to hearing from you. A
full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the
Internet at this address:
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Yours faithfully, Ermine Amies
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FOI (Public Health Wales), Public Health Wales

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Dear Ermine,

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI request. Please accept our
apologies for the delay in getting this out to you.

 

Thanks

Katie

 

 

Katie Donelon

Rheolwr Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth, Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru, Llawr 3, Rhif 2
Capital Quarter, Stryd Tyndall, Caerdydd CF10 4BZ

Information Governance Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, Floor 3, 2
Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ

 

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn ymateb yn Gymraeg heb
oedi.

We welcome correspondence in Welsh.  We will respond in Welsh without
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Dear Katie,

Thank you. Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Public Health Wales's handling of my FOI request 'Information about your dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall'.

Here is your response for ease of reference.
________________________________________________________________________
1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity
Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,”
including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please
redact personal details if necessary.

We subscribed as Stonewall Diversity Champions in 2019 and 2020. We
submitted an entry into the Workplace Equality Index in 2019 but the index
did not take place during 2020.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to
either application or programme.
Feedback report attached.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or
2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim
privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms
what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to
withhold it).

We regularly receive communication from Stonewall about events, workshops
and other resources that are available to us as a member. These are also sent
to other organisations and are not exclusive to Public Health Wales.

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected
with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment
carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further
assessment was done).
No Equality Impact Assessment was made.

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii)
in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.
We paid £2500 in 2019 for Diversity Champions membership
We paid £675 in 2020 for 3 early bird Conference tickets (we had one
free) and Diversity Champions Membership (£2500)

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in
the future, and if so which.
We intend to continue our membership of the Stonewall Diversity Champions
scheme in 2021.
______________________________________________________________

The feedback report is not attached.

Your responses to parts 2 & 3 of the request that you hold no other information are not credible.

Stonewall membership includes tailored email and phone support and advice through a dedicated account manager, feedback & review of HR and other policies “for LGBT inclusion” by Stonewall staff, introductions to other “Diversity Champion” members and more.

I do not accept that you do not hold or have access to this information electronically and so can analyse and respond without exceeding the appropriate limit.

Public authorities should try to be as helpful and flexible as possible. When you review your response to my request, you may find there is a great deal of data. Please be aware that if this is the case, it is possible to comply with my request without incurring excessive costs by, for example, providing me with a list of the custodians (by job title; I do not need to know names) you believe to have been the recipients of communications requested under this request.

That, of course, would not exhaust your duty to provide me with advice and assistance: there may be other ways in which you can help me to refine my request so that it captures a representative picture of your dealings with Stonewall without exceeding the appropriate limit and answers the request properly.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

Public Health Wales

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Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Information about your
dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall Dear Katie, Thank you.
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews. I am writing to request an internal review of Public Health
Wales's handling of my FOI request 'Information about your dealings with
Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall'. Here is your response for ease of
reference.
________________________________________________________________________
1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity
Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,”
including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please
redact personal details if necessary. We subscribed as Stonewall Diversity
Champions in 2019 and 2020. We submitted an entry into the Workplace
Equality Index in 2019 but the index did not take place during 2020. 2.
Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to
either application or programme. Feedback report attached. 3. Any other
communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless
privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege
or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what
the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to
withhold it). We regularly receive communication from Stonewall about
events, workshops and other resources that are available to us as a
member. These are also sent to other organisations and are not exclusive
to Public Health Wales. 4. Full details of any equality impact assessment
you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any
equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of
the same kind, if no further assessment was done). No Equality Impact
Assessment was made. 5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to
Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods
or services. We paid £2500 in 2019 for Diversity Champions membership We
paid £675 in 2020 for 3 early bird Conference tickets (we had one free)
and Diversity Champions Membership (£2500) 6. Whether you intend to
continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so
which. We intend to continue our membership of the Stonewall Diversity
Champions scheme in 2021.
______________________________________________________________ The
feedback report is not attached. Your responses to parts 2 & 3 of the
request that you hold no other information are not credible. Stonewall
membership includes tailored email and phone support and advice through a
dedicated account manager, feedback & review of HR and other policies “for
LGBT inclusion” by Stonewall staff, introductions to other “Diversity
Champion” members and more. I do not accept that you do not hold or have
access to this information electronically and so can analyse and respond
without exceeding the appropriate limit. Public authorities should try to
be as helpful and flexible as possible. When you review your response to
my request, you may find there is a great deal of data. Please be aware
that if this is the case, it is possible to comply with my request without
incurring excessive costs by, for example, providing me with a list of the
custodians (by job title; I do not need to know names) you believe to have
been the recipients of communications requested under this request. That,
of course, would not exhaust your duty to provide me with advice and
assistance: there may be other ways in which you can help me to refine my
request so that it captures a representative picture of your dealings with
Stonewall without exceeding the appropriate limit and answers the request
properly. A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
available on the Internet at this address:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...
Yours faithfully, Ermine Amies
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Gadawodd Ermine Amies anodiad ()

Internal review requested 20 March.

Stuart Silcox (Public Health Wales - No. 2 Capital Quarter), Public Health Wales

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Please find the attached the Internal Review outcome in relation to your
Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind Regards

 

Stuart

 

 

 

Stuart Silcox

Cyfarwyddwr Cynorthwyol Llywodraethu Integredig / Assistant Director of
Integrated Governance

Nyrsio a Gweithwyr Proffesiynol Perthynol i Iechyd., Flawr 3, Iechyd
Cyhoeddus Cymru, Rhif 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Stryd, Caerdydd CF10 4BZ.

Quality, Nursing and AHP Directorate, Floor 3, Public Health Wales, Number
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