Statement of support for trans and gender diverse staff and students

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Queen Mary University of London,

Concerning the statement linked here issued on 25 August 2020,

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2020/p...

please could you provide me with the information you hold on:

- the background to the decision to issue the statement

- who was consulted in the drawing up of this statement within QMUL and outside the organisation

- how a decision was taken on whether to undertake an Equality Impact Assessment and a copy of any such assessment

- the assessment undertaken of how the statement related to the QMUL's obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty

Yours faithfully,

M Hunter

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

We acknowledge receipt of your request and will respond as soon as we can.

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QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

1 Atodiad

FOI 2020/F330
 
Dear M. Hunter,
 
Thank you for your email (1st of 3 received 26th August). Please accept
our apologies for the slight delay in responding.
 
I am pleased to provide the following responses.
 
- the background to the decision to issue the statement
Please find attached email chains demonstrating the background to the
decision to issue the statement.
 
- who was consulted in the drawing up of this statement within QMUL and
outside the organisation
As per the attached, the statement was developed in consultation with
colleagues across Queen Mary, including our Equality, Diversity &
Inclusion Team, the Chair of our Staff LGBTQ+ Network, the Vice-Principal
(People, Culture and Inclusion), our Communications Team and members of
Senior Management.
 
- how a decision was taken on whether to undertake an Equality Impact
Assessment and a copy of any such assessment
Our recent statement of August 2020 reiterates the commitments we made in
our Trans Inclusion Policy Statement, published in November 2019. 
A full, written Equality Impact Assessment was not carried out when
developing our statement in August 2020. However, we fully considered the
impact of the statement on different groups, including those protected by
the Equality Act 2010 and the statement was developed in consultation with
a variety of stakeholders, outlined above.
 
- the assessment undertaken of how the statement related to QMUL's
obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty
No such assessment was undertaken and so this information is not held.
The publication of the statement supports our obligations as outlined in
Equality Act 2010.
 
If you are dissatisfied with this response, you may ask QMUL to conduct a
review of this decision.  To do this, please contact the College in
writing (including by fax, letter or email), describe the original
request, explain your grounds for dissatisfaction, and include an address
for correspondence.  You have 40 working days from receipt of this
communication to submit a review request.  When the review process has
been completed, if you are still dissatisfied, you may ask the Information
Commissioner to intervene. Please see [1]www.ico.org.uk for details.

Yours sincerely
 
Paul Smallcombe
Records & Information Compliance Manager
 

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