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Ref: FOI/21021

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 4th February 2021

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

  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.

Reply

No application in 2020 as the workplace index was suspended due to covid.

All details of application are electronic submitted to a stonewall portal which can only be viewed by members we do not have copies of our appilcation

Request.

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

Reply

Feedback is given verbally with a meeting with a stonewall client manager, we then use this to develop an action plan.

Request.

  1. 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).

Reply

Only communication was reference membership renewal or advertising events

Request.

  1. 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).

Reply

Impact assessment was not done as it was regarded as only having a positive impact on equality. Actions formed part of larger D & I work which is impact assessed as required.

Request.

  1. 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.

Reply

£2500+ vat membership per year for each of those years

Request.

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

Reply

We are currently evaluating our membership and have yet to make the decision on whether to renew our membership or not.

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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