Information about your dealings with Stonewall CYPS [Extraneous material removed]

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Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Children and Young Peoples Services Champion” or for Children and Young People's Services to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Any training reports you have received from Stonewall in 2019 and 2020 and details of online training completed by your staff, with staff title in 2019 & 2020. Please redact personal details if necessary.

5. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

6. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

7. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

Thank you for your email to Argyll and Bute Council in relation to Freedom of Information Requests. We will endeavour to respond to your email as soon as possible.
Many Thanks

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Administrator,


Dear Ermine Amies

Request for information: Information about your dealings with Stonewall
CYPS #DontSubmitToStonewall

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:12497.

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2021-03-15
00:00:00. We hope to respond within this timescale but, due to the
staffing/capacity issues with COVID-19, some requests may take little
longer.

Please quote the reference number above in any correspondence you may have
with the Council in regard to this request.

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FOI Officer

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Sinclair, David (Risk Management Assistant), Argyll and Bute Council

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Ms Amies,

 

Request for information:  Information about your dealings with Stonewall
CYPS #DontSubmitToStonewall

Reference: argyllbuteir:12497.

 

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

 

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Children and Young
Peoples Services Champion” or for Children and Young People's Services to
be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any
attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal
details if necessary.

 

Argyll & Bute HSCP Children & Families have made no applications to
Stonewall in 2019 or 2020.

 

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to
either application or programme.

 

Not applicable. Please see the response to Q1.

 

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or
2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you
claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in
broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be
entitled to withhold it).

 

Not applicable. Argyll & Bute HSCP Children & Families has received no
communication from Stonewall.

 

4. Any training reports you have received from Stonewall in 2019 and 2020
and details of online training completed by your staff, with staff title
in 2019 & 2020. Please redact personal details if necessary.

 

Not applicable. Argyll & Bute HSCP Children & Families staff have had no
online training in relation to Stonewall.

 

5. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out
connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact
assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind,
if no further assessment was done).

 

Not applicable. Argyll & Bute HSCP Children & Families have made no
applications to Stonewall in 2019 or 2020.

 

6. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019;
(ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

 

Nil payments to Stonewall in 2019 or 2020.

 

7. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme
in the future, and if so which.

 

Not applicable.

 

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has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the
Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [Argyll and Bute Council request email].

 

Your request for review must state your name and address for
correspondence, specify the request for information to which your request
for review relates and why you are dissatisfied with the response. 

 

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the expiry of the 20 working day period for response to your initial
request by the Council, or not later than 40 working days after the
receipt by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.

 

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review.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Sinclair

Compliance and Regulatory Assistant

Legal and Regulatory Services

01546 604352

 

 

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Dear David,

Thank you for your response. I made the request as your council was listed as a CYPS Champion on Stonewall's website at the time of the request.

Yours sincerely,

Ermine Amies

Ermine Amies left an annotation ()

Argyll & Bute HSCP Children & Families have made no applications to Stonewall and received no communication from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020. Argyll & Bute HSCP Children & Families staff have had no online training in relation to Stonewall, and no payments have been made.

Stonewall had Argyll & Bute listed on their website as a Stonewall Children & Young People's Services Champion at the time if the request in Feb 2021.

Sinclair, David (Risk Management Assistant), Argyll and Bute Council

Classification: OFFICIAL

Good afternoon,

My sincere apologies, I have double checked with our teams who supplied me with the information and they have advised only two of our schools reported any dealings with Stonewall, I am advised as follows.

1.Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Children and Young Peoples Services Champion” or for Children and Young People's Services to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

Dunoon Grammar School: Not applicable.

Tarbert Academy: One member of staff was due to access a half-day course with Stonewall but the face-to-face training was cancelled due to Covid and information was never received for the follow-up virtual training.

2.Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

Dunoon Grammar School: Not applicable.

Tarbert Academy: Not applicable.

3.Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

Dunoon Grammar School: We have had no communication directly from Stonewall, however in April 2020 the following link was provided to staff to support online and home learning in Health and Wellbeing and Personal and Social Education - Stonewall Scotland Learning at Home:
A series of materials for Learning at Home can be found at https://www.stonewall.org.uk/home-learni.... These are for Primary and Secondary Pupils.

Tarbert Academy: Not applicable.

4.Any training reports you have received from Stonewall in 2019 and 2020 and details of online training completed by your staff, with staff title in 2019 & 2020. Please redact personal details if necessary.

Dunoon Grammar School: We not currently have a membership with Stonewall. However, we have accessed their CPD events for staff. A number of staff participated in the Twilight Session "LGBT Awareness" on 24th August 2020. This awareness raising session was attended by 12 staff members. All of the participants, except 1, had the post of class teacher. The staff represented Art, Drama, Computing, Learning Support and PE. One attendee was an Area PT for Support.
The training was a free session, so no costs were involved. There was no training report provided.

Tarbert Academy: Not applicable.

5.Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

Dunoon Grammar School: Not applicable.

Tarbert Academy: Not applicable.

6.Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

Dunoon Grammar School: Not applicable.

Tarbert Academy: Not applicable.

Our central Finance team have identified one payment from Education to Stonewall Equality Ltd in April 2019. The amount paid was £240.00 (inc. VAT) for a conference fee.

7.Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Dunoon Grammar School: The school do not have a membership with Stonewall at present but it is something we may look at for the next session.

Tarbert Academy: We have no current membership but would have been happy to subscribe to the Champions/Ambassador programme as part of the LGBTQ+ awareness raising initiative of Argyll and Bute.

I was only supplied this information a few moments ago, please accept y apologies for not including it in my original response

Regards,

David Sinclair
Compliance and Regulatory Assistant
Legal and Regulatory Services
01546 604352

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Dear David,

Thank you.

Yours,

Ermine Amies

Ermine Amies left an annotation ()

Stonewall provides school staff CPD training where there is no membership or payment.

Argyll & Bute HSCP Children & Families have made no applications to Stonewall and received no communication from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020.

Argyll & Bute HSCP Children & Families staff have had no online training in relation to Stonewall. One payment of £250 found in 2019.

Stonewall had Argyll & Bute listed on their website as a Stonewall Children & Young People's Services Champion at the time of the request in Feb 2021.

"Dunoon Grammar School: We have had no communication directly from Stonewall, however in April 2020 the following link was provided to staff to support online and home learning in Health and Wellbeing and Personal and Social Education - Stonewall Scotland Learning at Home:
A series of materials for Learning at Home can be found at https://www.stonewall.org.uk/home-learni... These are for Primary and Secondary Pupils.

Dunoon Grammar School has no membership but has had free CPD events for staff. A number of staff participated in the Twilight Session "LGBT Awareness" on 24th August 2020. This awareness raising session was attended by 12 staff members. All of the participants, except 1, had the post of class teacher. The staff represented Art, Drama, Computing, Learning Support and PE. One attendee was an Area PT for Support.
The training was a free session, so no costs were involved. There was no training report provided."