Conditions of Funding for Equality Network

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Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

Under FOISA please supply me with Information contained in your records as follows:

The full conditions of funding for Equality Network?

To be clear please supply me with the total amount of funding being provided per financial year to Equality Network since the first FY of funding and the full conditions of funding for Equality Network.

Please supply me with the conditions of funding, which stipulate what criteria is expected by your council for Equality Network service for the funding awarded to Equality Network achieve in real terms.

Please also advise if Equality Network have been rolling out training in any of your local authority Schools?

If so please state what schools have received Equality Network?

Please also state what professional standards and reporting is required to comply with the conditions of funding, this is to ensure the Scottish Government are provided VfM whilst not cutting back on Quality.

Yours faithfully,
[name removed]
[name removed]

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear [name removed]

Request for information: Conditions of Funding for Equality Network

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
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Dear [name removed]

I am in receipt of the following FOI request from you about Conditions of
Funding for Equality Network and, before I can seek this information from
our Finance team and schools, I require some clarification from you.

Please could you confirm the timeframe for your request:

·       For training in schools, do you require information about the
current academic year and/or any previous academic years?

Please note that the official response timescale will pause until I
receive the above information from you.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

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Suzanne Harper

Admin Officer

Argyll and Bute Council

Education Services

Argyll House, Alexandra Parade, Dunoon, PA23 8AJ

Email: [1][email address]

Tel: 01369 708527

My normal work pattern is Monday to Friday 09:00-12:30, during school
term-time.

[2]www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

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Dear Harper, Suzanne,

since the first FY of funding and the full conditions of funding for Equality Network.

UNTIL PRESENT DATE

Yours sincerely,
[name removed]
[name removed]

Harper, Suzanne, Argyll and Bute Council

My normal work pattern is Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:30, during school
term-time.

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Dear [name removed]

Request for information: Conditions of Funding for Equality Network

Reference: argyllbuteir:15090.

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

I have provided the following information in fulfilment of your request:

Under FOISA please supply me with Information contained in your records as
follows:

The full conditions of funding for Equality Network?

To be clear please supply me with the total amount of funding being
provided per financial year to Equality Network since the first FY of
funding and the full conditions of funding for Equality Network.

All our schools were contacted and all confirmed no payments to Equality
Network since 2015-2016 (the earliest records they hold).

Our Education Finance team also confirmed no central payments to Equality
Network since 2016-2017 (the earliest transactional records they hold).

Please supply me with the conditions of funding, which stipulate what
criteria is expected by your council for Equality Network service for the
funding awarded to Equality Network achieve in real terms.

Not applicable.

Please also advise if Equality Network have been rolling out training in
any of your local authority Schools?

All our schools were contacted and all confirmed no training by, or visits
from, Equality Network since 2015-2016 (the earliest records they hold).

If so please state what schools have received Equality Network?

Not applicable.

Please also state what professional standards and reporting is required to
comply with the conditions of funding, this is to ensure the Scottish
Government are provided VfM whilst not cutting back on Quality.

Not applicable.  However, I can advise that all expenditure is undertaken
giving cognisance to the Council’s Constitution and in particular the
Financial and Security Regulations and Contract Standing Orders. This is a
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Yours sincerely

David Sinclair

Compliance and Regulatory Assistant

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