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Dear Healthwatch Dudley,
I wish to make an FOI request, as set out under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please can your organisation provide the following information:

a) The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE), that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality, diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but would not include general HR managers.

b) Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance with your data preferences.

c) In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your organisation which have been committed to attending equality training programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of staff in attendance for the course). If unable to provide please mark as N/A in your return.

Please can this information be returned to me within 20 working days.
If your organisation does not hold information in relation to any of the letters please file as N/A and provide the rest of the information that you do hold.

Yours faithfully,

Art Lightfoot

(80 Arrol House, London, SE1 6QL)

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Hello,
Please find answers to the FOI request.
a)      The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of
FTE), that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality,
diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other
guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but
would not include general HR managers. 
No specific dedicated roles

b)      Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined
total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance
with your data preferences.
N/A
c)      In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your
organisation which have been committed to attending equality training
programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff
days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of
staff in attendance for the course). If unable to provide please mark as
N/A in your return.
No specific training days in last 12 months by external trainers. We have
held two internal anti-racism learning circles of which 6 employees have
taken part. We are establishing an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
learning circle in 2023 following on from out anti-racism learning circle.
Many Thanks,
Jason Griffiths
Chief Officer
Healthwatch Dudley
[mobile number]
Main office: 01384 573381
03000 111 001
[email address]
www.healthwatchdudley.co.uk
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From: Arthur Lightfoot <[FOI #920188 email]>
Sent: 17 November 2022 15:47
To: Hello <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI - Expenditure on equality,
diversity, and inclusivity.
 
Dear Healthwatch Dudley,

I wish to make an FOI request, as set out under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Please can your organisation provide the following information:

a)      The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of
FTE), that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality,
diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other
guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but
would not include general HR managers.

b)      Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined
total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance
with your data preferences.

c)      In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your
organisation which have been committed to attending equality training
programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff
days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of
staff in attendance for the course). If unable to provide please mark as
N/A in your return.

Please can this information be returned to me within 20 working days.

If your organisation does not hold information in relation to any of the
letters please file as N/A and provide the rest of the information that
you do hold.

Yours faithfully,

Art Lightfoot

(80 Arrol House, London, SE1 6QL)

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