Policies and toolkits approved or used by the Local Education Authority

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Dear Newport City Council,

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

1. A copy of any Trans Inclusion Toolkit(s) and/or Transgender Learners Policy approved, used or distributed by your LEA.

2. A copy of the full Equality Impact Assessment undertaken before adopting, using or distributing the above.

3. If no documentation is held in relation to Q2 above, please indicate whether or not an Equality Impact Assessment was undertaken.

4. A copy of any information you hold regarding the process followed to check that the above policies and/or toolkit(s) are compliant with (and do not misrepresent) the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998, safeguarding legislation/Working Together, the Education Act 1996, the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999 (regarding single-sex toilet provision) and other relevant legislation, including the outcome of such checks.

5. If no information is held in relation to Q4 above, please indicate whether or not such legal checks took place.

6. A copy of any information you hold regarding checks made to ensure that the content of the documents referred to in Q1 above reflected clinical best practice and current healthcare guidelines.

7. Details of any third sector organisations or external consultants involved in the process of preparing the documents referred to in Q1 above and the nature of their involvement.

Reasonable efforts have been made to find this information on the Local Authority website. Electronic copies or links to the relevant document would be acceptable.

Yours faithfully,

Harriet Jones

Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

Policies and toolkits approved or used by the LEA

Received on 24/06/2021

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ09181.
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Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

Lo Turco, Nicholas (Education Policy Officer), Newport City Council

Dear Harriet,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information which I have enclosed
below for ease of reference. Your request has been treated in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

 

I can confirm that we do hold the information that falls within the scope
of your request. The answers to your questions have been provided in Red
Text below.

 

Your Request :  FOI REQ09181

 

Under the freedom of information act 2000 I kindly request that you please
provide me with the following information:

 

1. A copy of any Trans Inclusion Toolkit(s) and/or Transgender Learners
Policy approved, used or distributed by your LEA.

Newport City Council have not adopted these documents.

 

2. A copy of the full Equality Impact Assessment undertaken before
adopting, using or distributing the above.

N/A

 

3. If no documentation is held in relation to Q2 above, please indicate
whether or not an Equality Impact Assessment was undertaken.

Newport City Council work with the schools to assess the most appropriate
design for toilets which will also need to adhere to the required design
standards.  If communal toilets are provided, the individual units are
full height cubicles to provide full privacy to pupils with an open hand
wash area.

 

4. A copy of any information you hold regarding the process followed to
check that the above policies and/or toolkit(s) are compliant with (and do
not misrepresent) the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998,
safeguarding legislation/Working Together, the Education Act 1996, the
Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999 (regarding single-sex toilet
provision) and other relevant legislation, including the outcome of such
checks.

N/A

 

5. If no information is held in relation to Q4 above, please indicate
whether or not such legal checks took place.

Newport City Council work with the schools to assess the most appropriate
design for toilets which will also need to adhere to the required design
standards.  If communal toilets are provided, the individual units are
full height cubicles to provide full privacy to pupils with an open hand
wash area.

 

6. A copy of any information you hold regarding checks made to ensure that
the content of the documents referred to in Q1 above reflected clinical
best practice and current healthcare guidelines.

Newport City Council work with the schools to assess the most appropriate
design for toilets which will also need to adhere to the required design
standards.  If communal toilets are provided, the individual units are
full height cubicles to provide full privacy to pupils with an open hand
wash area.

 

7. Details of any third sector organisations or external consultants
involved in the process of preparing the documents referred to in Q1 above
and the nature of their involvement.

N/A

 

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Cofion gorau / Kind regards,

 

Nicholas Lo Turco

Swyddog Polisi Addysg / Education Policy Officer

Tîm Busnes / Business Team

Addysg / Education

Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd / Newport City Council

Ystafell 425w / Room 425w 

Y Ganolfan Ddinesig / Civic Centre

Casnewydd / Newport 

De Cymru / South Wales

 

e-bost / e-mail [2][email address]

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy
iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn ôl eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn
Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will
respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will
not lead to delay.

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confidential, the subject of legal or professional privilege, or be
otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient
of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose,
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Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

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