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Clare Dickens made this Freedom of Information request to Dorset Council

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Dear Dorset 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 “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or 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. 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).

5. 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.

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

Yours faithfully,

Clare Wilson

Freedom of Information, Dorset Council

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Dear Ms Dickens,

 

Information Request – reference no. DC3009

 

Thank you for your information request dated 4^th February, which has been
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

Our response to your request is as follows:

 

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

Please find attached our 2019 application for the 2020 Workplace Equality
Index (WEI) plus the results revealed in January 2020. The 2021 WEI was
cancelled because of COVID, so no application was submitted. Consultancy
sessions took place in December 2020, a submission for this session is
attached.

 

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

Please find attached feedback for the 2020 WEI and a staff feedback
questionnaire report.

 

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).

Please find attached a document containing all communications, plus six
documents that were attached to emails.

 

4. 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 undertaken – it is not a strategy, policy, it is a benchmarking scheme
that we submit evidence to.

 

5. 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.

£2,500 in each year.

 

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

Yes at this present time, and the Diversity Champions programme.

 

Please note that in some of the attachments we have redacted third party
personal data for Data Protection purposes, in accordance with Section
40(2) of the FOIA. The redactions consist of names and direct contact
details. Names of directors at Stonewall have been left in as they are in
the public domain, plus generic contact details as these are also
publicised online.

 

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