Gender,and equality training

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Dear Northumberland County Council,Please can you tell me
1. what if any training in gender,gender identity and equality your Council staff , or sub groups of staff e.g . Social workers, strengthening families workers, admin staff have received in the last 4 years,
2. All the organisations who provided this training over the last 4 years.
3. Please confirm if you possess training resources supplied by the trainers.
4. If you do possess the training please confirm if it is stored in a location accessible to all clinical staff e.g a shared drive or common training resource.
5. How much any training cost.
6. Are you a member of any organisation that assists with provision of gender, gender Identity or equality training, e.g. employers network for equality and diversity, global butterflies etc.
7..If you are a member please name all the organisation(s) who help with gender, gender identity and equality training you are a member of
8.what if any is the cost of this membership.

Yours faithfully,

A. Pearce

Northumberland County Council

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Northumberland County Council
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Northumberland
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Dear Northumberland County Council,

I sent a Freedom of Information request on 1st July 2023, I have received an acknowledgement of the request, but have not received any further response, by law I should have received a response by 31 st July. Please can you rectify this.
I look forward to your prompt reply.

Yours faithfully,

A. Pearce

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

I sent a Freedom of Information request   on 1st July 2023, I have
received an acknowledgement of the request, but have  not received any
further  response, by law I should have received a response by 31 st July.
Please can you rectify  this.
I look forward to your prompt reply.

Yours faithfully,

A. Pearce

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Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to gender,
gender identity and equality training within the Council.

Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it.

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested. Please see the following information in response.

Q.1 what if any training in gender, gender identity and equality your
Council staff,  or subgroups of staff e.g . Social workers,
strengthening families workers, admin staff have received in the last 4
years

RESPONSE:

We have provided face to face training in: Caring for Transgender or
Gender Diverse Children and Young People, and Working with Sexual
Orientation and Gender Identity. Some of our staff attended a webinar on
Trans Awareness and we also have a range of eLearning modules including
LGBT+ Awareness and Transgender Awareness.

Q.2 All the organisations who provided this training over the last 4
years. 

RESPONSE:

The majority of this training has been delivered in house by Council staff
although we have invited guest speakers.

Q.3 Please confirm if you possess training resources supplied by the
trainers.

RESPONSE:

Yes.

Q.4 If you do possess the training please confirm if it is stored in a
location accessible to all clinical staff e.g a shared drive or common
training resource. 

RESPONSE:

Digital resources relating to eLearning are held on our learning platform,
and are accessible to all staff.  

Physical resources relating to face to face training are held by the
trainers, with copies supplied to delegates as they attend.  

Q.5 How much any training cost. 

RESPONSE:

No additional cost, as training is carried out in accordance with day to
day staff duties.

Q.6 Are you a member of any organisation that assists with provision of
gender, gender Identity or equality training, e.g. employers network for
equality and diversity, global butterflies etc. 

RESPONSE:

No membership fees are paid from the central Equality, Diversity and
Inclusion budget, and we are not aware that any service area is a member
of any such organisation.

Q.7 If you are a member please name all the organisation(s) who help with
gender, gender identity and equality training you are a member of 

RESPONSE:

Not applicable - see response to question 6 above.

Q.8 what if any is the cost of this membership. 

RESPONSE:

Not applicable - see response to question 6 above.

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FOI Coordinator – Human Resources
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [email address]
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