Policies and toolkits approved or used by the Local Education Authority

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Director of Education

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

1. A copy of any Trans Inclusion Toolkit(s) and/or Transgender Learners Policy approved, used or distributed by your LEA.

2. A copy of the full Equality Impact Assessment undertaken before adopting, using or distributing the above.

3. If no documentation is held in relation to Q2 above, please indicate whether or not an Equality Impact Assessment was undertaken.

4. A copy of any information you hold regarding the process followed to check that the above policies and/or toolkit(s) are compliant with (and do not misrepresent) the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998, safeguarding legislation/Working Together, the Education Act 1996, the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999 (regarding single-sex toilet provision) and other relevant legislation, including the outcome of such checks.

5. If no information is held in relation to Q4 above, please indicate whether or not such legal checks took place.

6. A copy of any information you hold regarding checks made to ensure that the content of the documents referred to in Q1 above reflected clinical best practice and current healthcare guidelines.

7. Details of any third sector organisations or external consultants involved in the process of preparing the documents referred to in Q1 above and the nature of their involvement.

Reasonable efforts have been made to find this information on the Local Authority website. Electronic copies or links to the relevant document would be acceptable.

Yours faithfully,

Harriet Jones

BGCBC - FOI Requests, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Harriet Jones

 

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request and will
liaise with the relevant Department in order to provide a response.

 

We will endeavour to provide this information within 20 working days.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 

H  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

       Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw
Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN

H   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

       Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur,
Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to
review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40
days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request –
email: [1][Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the
Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421

Email: [2][email address]

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

BGCBC - FOI Requests, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Harriet Jones,

 

In response to your Freedom of Information request, please see the
Officer's response below.

 

1.       A copy of any Trans Inclusion Toolkit(s) and/or Transgender
Learners Policy approved, used or distributed by your LEA.

 

We are currently awaiting guidance to be issued by Welsh Government. A
common approach for providing all schools a training programme with
regards to respect and tolerance is currently under development.

 

2.       A copy of the full Equality Impact Assessment undertaken before
adopting, using or distributing the above.

 

Not applicable (please refer to question 1).

 

3.       If no documentation is held in relation to Q2 above, please
indicate whether or not an Equality Impact Assessment was undertaken.

 

Not applicable (please refer to question 1).

 

4.       A copy of any information you hold regarding the process followed
to check that the above policies and/or toolkit(s) are compliant with (and
do not misrepresent) the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998,
safeguarding legislation/Working Together, the Education Act 1996, the
Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999 (regarding single-sex toilet
provision) and other relevant legislation, including the outcome of such
checks.

 

Not applicable (please refer to question 1).

 

5.       If no information is held in relation to Q4 above, please
indicate whether or not such legal checks took place.

 

Not applicable (please refer to question 1).

 

6.       A copy of any information you hold regarding checks made to
ensure that the content of the documents referred to in Q1 above reflected
clinical best practice and current healthcare guidelines.

 

Not applicable (please refer to question 1).

 

7. Details of any third sector organisations or external consultants
involved in the process of preparing the documents referred to in Q1 above
and the nature of their involvement.

 

Not applicable (please refer to question 1).

 

I trust this answers your request and if you have any queries please don't
hesitate to contact us.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 

H  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

       Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw
Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN

H   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

       Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur,
Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to
review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40
days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request –
email: [1][Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the
Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421

Email: [2][email address]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir