Consultation for the “Gender identity policy and implementation guidance”

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Dear Denbighshire Council,

I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 regarding the “Gender identity policy and implementation guidance” which you have produced for the use of schools in Denbighshire. In section 1.2.2 of this document you mention a consultation which took place during the development of this policy.

Please supply the following information:
1. A list of the organisations and individuals who were consulted.
2. The start and end dates of the consultation period.
3. The consultation documents.
4. The responses to the consultation.
5. Your report on the consultation, to include the responses in the collated and analysed form which informed the development of the policy, demonstrating that Gunning Principle 4 “The product of consultation must be conscientiously taken into account”, has been satisfied.

Yours faithfully,
E. Williams

Denbighshire Council

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FOI Acknowledgement 5500

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Dear E Williams,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

Thank you for your recent request for information held by Denbighshire
County Council received 21/10/2019 regarding the consultation process
referred to in the Gender Identity Policy.
As set out by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 it will be our aim to
respond to your request by 18/11/2019. In some cases, however, we may be
unable to achieve this deadline. If this occurs we will advise you of the
likely timescale within which the response will be provided.

Under the Freedom of Information Act the Council may charge for
disbursement costs (e.g. photocopies, postage). However should there be
any such costs, you will be notified of this prior to the commencement of
any work.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further advice or guidance
relating to the above.

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn ymateb i unrhyw
ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at unrhyw oedi. We welcome
correspondence in Welsh. We will respond to any correspondence in Welsh
which will not lead to a delay.

Yours sincerely

Kerry Standen Swyddog Mynediad i Wybodaeth / Access to Information Officer
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych / Denbighshire County Council Ffon / Tel: 01824 708242
E-bost:[email address]
E-mail:[email address] Gwefan
http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk Website http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

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Dear E Williams,

 

Thank you for your request for information received 21/10/2019 concerning
the gender identity policy. Please see the attached response.

 

If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact
me.

 

If you have any queries regarding this response, please do not hesitate to
contact me at the following address: Access to Information Officer,
Corporate Information Management Team, PO BOX 62, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin,
LL15 9AZ or email [Denbighshire Council request email]. Alternatively, if you
are unhappy with the way the council has handled your request and wish to
ask for internal review, please contact the Corporate Information Manager
at the same address. If you are subsequently not content with the outcome
of the review, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner
whose address is Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

The contents of this communication and the enclosed documents are subject
to copyright protection. It has been sent to you for your information and
you may use it for any private study and non-commercial research. The
information may also be used for the purposes of news reporting. Re-use
for commercial publication requires the permission of this Council.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further advice or guidance
relating to the above.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kerry Standen BA (Joint Hons) DipEcon
Swyddog Mynediad i Wybodaeth / Access to Information Officer
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych / Denbighshire County Council
Ffon / Tel: 01824 708242
E-bost:[email address]
E-mail:[email address]
Gwefan [3]http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk
Website [4]http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

 

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Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn ymateb i unrhyw
ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at unrhyw oedi.

We welcome correspondence in Welsh. We will respond to any correspondence
in Welsh which will not lead to a delay.

 

 

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drosglwyddir gydag o wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer pwy bynnag y
cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn drwy
gamgymeriad, hysbyswch yr anfonwr ar unwaith os gwelwch yn dda. Mae
cynnwys yr e-bost yn cynrychioli barn yr unigolyn(ion) a enwir uchod ac
nid yw o angenrheidrwydd yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Sir Ddinbych. Serch
hynny, fel Corff Cyhoeddus, efallai y bydd angen i Gyngor Sir Ddinbych
ddatgelu'r e-bost hwn [neu unrhyw ymateb iddo] dan ddarpariaethau
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Dear Denbighshire Council,

Thank you for your response. There are several embedded pdf documents in the Word document. Please will you send them again as separate attachments as they are not easily accessible in this format.

Yours sincerely,

E. Williams

Information, Denbighshire Council

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Dear E Williams

Please find attached the separated documents as requested.

Yours sincerely

Kerry Standen

Kerry Standen BA (Joint Hons) DipEcon
Swyddog Mynediad i Wybodaeth / Access to Information Officer
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych / Denbighshire County Council
Ffon / Tel: 01824 708242
E-bost:[email address]
E-mail:[email address]
Gwefan http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk
Website http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

Dysgwr

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn ymateb i unrhyw ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at unrhyw oedi.
We welcome correspondence in Welsh. We will respond to any correspondence in Welsh which will not lead to a delay.

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Dear Denbighshire Council,

Thank you for your response to my FOI request of 21st October 2019 regarding the consultation for the “Gender identity policy and implementation guidance”. I would like you to clarify some of the information you supplied in your response.

In part 1 of my request I asked for a list of the organisations and individuals consulted, by which I meant the organisations and individuals who had responded to the consultation. Your response stated which organisations had been invited to participate, but failed to supply a list of those organisations which actually took part in the consultation. In order to comply with my request, please supply a list of the respondents to the consultation by listing the organisations by name, and please also supply the number of individual participants who submitted a response.

Regarding part 2 of my request, I asked for the start and end dates of the consultation period. You supplied only the date on which invitations were sent out and the dates of two workshops held by the council. Were those who attended these workshops the only respondents to the consultation, or were those invited participants who were unable to attend on these dates able to participate by sending in written responses? If the latter, please supply the start and end dates of the consultation period as requested.

Yours sincerely,

E. Williams

Denbighshire Council

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Dear E Williams,

I acknowledge receipt of your email received 12/12/2019 requesting that we
review our response to FOI 5500 . My understanding is that the issues you
have raised are as follows: we did not fully answer your questions.

A review will be conducted in accordance with the Act and we aim to
respond to you by 14/01/2020 . However, if we are unable to complete the
review by this date we will advise you accordingly.

If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact
me.

If you have any queries regarding this response, please do not hesitate to
contact me at the following address: Access to Information Officer,
Corporate Information Management Team, PO BOX 62, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin,
LL15 9AZ. If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner whose address is
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further advice or guidance
relating to the above.

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn ymateb i unrhyw
ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at unrhyw oedi. We welcome
correspondence in Welsh. We will respond to any correspondence in Welsh
which will not lead to a delay.

Yours sincerely

Kerry Standen Swyddog Mynediad i Wybodaeth / Access to Information Officer
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych / Denbighshire County Council Ffon / Tel: 01824 708242
E-bost:[email address]
E-mail:[email address] Gwefan
http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk Website http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

 

Information, Denbighshire Council

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Dear E Williams

 

We are in the processing of reviewing our response to FOI 5500. However
staff have interpreted your request in different ways, and I am therefore
asking for clarification before proceeding with the internal review.

 

This is what you said:

 

“In part 1 of my request I asked for a list of the organisations and
individuals consulted, by which I meant the organisations and individuals
who had responded to the consultation. Your response stated which
organisations had been invited to participate, but failed to supply a list
of those organisations which actually took part in the consultation. In
order to comply with my request, please supply a list of the respondents
to the consultation by listing the organisations by name, and please also
supply the number of individual participants who submitted a response.”

I believe you are  not asking for the names of the individuals who
attended or who were consulted, just a list of the organisations who
actually participated and then the number of participants who submitted a
response – is this correct?

 

Education have also offered to arrange a meeting with you to discuss the
request. Please do let me know if you would like to take this up.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kerry Standen BA (Joint Hons) DipEcon
Swyddog Mynediad i Wybodaeth / Access to Information Officer
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych / Denbighshire County Council
Ffon / Tel: 01824 708242
E-bost:[email address]
E-mail:[email address]
Gwefan [3]http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk
Website [4]http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

 

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Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn ymateb i unrhyw
ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at unrhyw oedi.

We welcome correspondence in Welsh. We will respond to any correspondence
in Welsh which will not lead to a delay.

 

 

Dilyn ni ar Twitter: http://twitter.com/cyngorsDd - Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/DenbighshireCC
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at http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

Mae'r wybodaeth a gynhwysir yn yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a
drosglwyddir gydag o wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer pwy bynnag y
cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn drwy
gamgymeriad, hysbyswch yr anfonwr ar unwaith os gwelwch yn dda. Mae
cynnwys yr e-bost yn cynrychioli barn yr unigolyn(ion) a enwir uchod ac
nid yw o angenrheidrwydd yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Sir Ddinbych. Serch
hynny, fel Corff Cyhoeddus, efallai y bydd angen i Gyngor Sir Ddinbych
ddatgelu'r e-bost hwn [neu unrhyw ymateb iddo] dan ddarpariaethau
deddfwriaethol.
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with it is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom
they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please
notify the sender immediately. The contents of this e-mail represents the
views of the individual(s) named above and do not necessarily represent
the views of Denbighshire County Council. However, as a Public Body,
Denbighshire County Council may be required to disclose this e-mail [or
any response to it] under legislative provisions.

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Dear Denbighshire Council,

Thank you for your email of 23rd December asking for clarification of my request.

Yes, your interpretation is correct. I am not requesting the names of any people who participated, whether individual participants or representatives of organisations, since I understand that these are protected under GDPR legislation.

My request is to be supplied with a list of the names of all organisations which submitted a response, and the number of respondents who participated on an individual basis (not as representatives of organisations).

I hope that this request is now clear, but if not, please do not hesitate to ask for further clarification.

I would be happy to attend a meeting with Education to discuss this request as mentioned in your email.

Yours sincerely,
E. Williams

Information, Denbighshire Council

Dear E Williams

We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Kerry Standen BA (Joint Hons) DipEcon
Swyddog Mynediad i Wybodaeth / Access to Information Officer
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych / Denbighshire County Council
Ffon / Tel: 01824 708242
E-bost:[email address]
E-mail:[email address]
Gwefan http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk
Website http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

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Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn ymateb i unrhyw ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at unrhyw oedi.
We welcome correspondence in Welsh. We will respond to any correspondence in Welsh which will not lead to a delay.

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Dear E Williams,

 

Following your request for us to review our response to FOI 5500, I can
advise you that we have now completed the review and the Service have
provided the attached information.

 

Please let us know if you would still like to meet with Education staff
after reading the response. If you would like to meet you may wish to
provide private contact details to this address:
[3][email address]. If you have any preferred times to
meet, please do let us know.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with our response or have any concerns about
the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request, you have the
right to refer this to the Information Commissioner whose address is
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF who will consider
your complaint.

 

If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact
me.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kerry Standen BA (Joint Hons) DipEcon
Swyddog Mynediad i Wybodaeth / Access to Information Officer
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych / Denbighshire County Council
Ffon / Tel: 01824 708242
E-bost:[email address]
E-mail:[email address]
Gwefan [4]http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk
Website [5]http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

 

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Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn ymateb i unrhyw
ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at unrhyw oedi.

We welcome correspondence in Welsh. We will respond to any correspondence
in Welsh which will not lead to a delay.

 

 

Dilyn ni ar Twitter: http://twitter.com/cyngorsDd - Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/DenbighshireCC
Ymwelwch a ni ar-lein ar http://www.sirddinbych.gov.uk - Visit us online
at http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk

Mae'r wybodaeth a gynhwysir yn yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a
drosglwyddir gydag o wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer pwy bynnag y
cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn drwy
gamgymeriad, hysbyswch yr anfonwr ar unwaith os gwelwch yn dda. Mae
cynnwys yr e-bost yn cynrychioli barn yr unigolyn(ion) a enwir uchod ac
nid yw o angenrheidrwydd yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Sir Ddinbych. Serch
hynny, fel Corff Cyhoeddus, efallai y bydd angen i Gyngor Sir Ddinbych
ddatgelu'r e-bost hwn [neu unrhyw ymateb iddo] dan ddarpariaethau
deddfwriaethol.
The information contained in this e-mail message and any files transmitted
with it is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom
they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please
notify the sender immediately. The contents of this e-mail represents the
views of the individual(s) named above and do not necessarily represent
the views of Denbighshire County Council. However, as a Public Body,
Denbighshire County Council may be required to disclose this e-mail [or
any response to it] under legislative provisions.

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