The Equality and Diversity Contact Meetings
Each School and Directorate should have an E&D Contact, whose role is:
(1) To represent school or directorate interests at the E&D contacts meeting
(2) To receive information about the activities of the E&D committee, the E&D team and the PWE team.
(3) To offer feedback on these from school or directorate perspective.
(4) To engage in training and support provided in E&D issues.
(5) To take information back to the school or directorate, and to work with others to cascade the training and information received throughout the school, directorate.
In order to help the contacts achieve the above, meeting have been set up throughout the year, the dates of which are:
Monday 16 December 2013 - 1-3pm, Committee Room 2, Glamorgan Building
Monday 17th March 2014 - 1-3pm, Committee Room 2, Glamorgan Building
Tuesday 27 May 2014 - 1-3pm, Committee Room 2, Glamorgan Building
Please contact Catrin Morgan (MorganCA5@cardiff.ac.uk) or ext: 70230, if you would like more information on the E&D Contacts and the meetings that have been scheduled.
Equality Impact Assessment (EIA)
A new impact assessment tool has been adopted by the University in order to simplify the process of carrying out impact assessments. The tool, which is a slightly adapted version of the HEFCE impact assessment tool provides a screening and assessment process for assessing equality impact of relevant policies (see left for toolkit).
The Equality & Diversity unit is currently conducting a project for identifying and prioritising policies for equality impact assessments. All directorates have submitted a full list of policies and procedures and will be prioritising them for impact assessment in the next phase of the project. A small number of schools have also taken part in a pilot project and are currently compiling a comprehensive list of policies and procedures for prioritisation.
Isabella Santamaria (SantamariaI1@cf.ac.uk) is currently providing training on completing impact assessments. If you would like to discuss training or any issues relating to impact assessment, please do not hesitate to contact Isabella or Catrin Morgan (MorganCA5@cf.ac.uk).
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy 2010
This Policy seeks to ensure that arrangements are in place to safeguard children and vulnerable adults in line with best practice, statutory requirements (where applicable) and the common law and that:
- the relevant health and safety requirements are understood and are being met;
- the extent of the commitment to safeguarding is clearly established and communicated internally and externally as appropriate;
- both collective and individual responsibilities are clearly defined and acted upon;
- there is a protection for University staff by ensuring that appropriate systems are in place.
Code of Practice for Photographic Identification
This Code of Practice has been based on the conclusions of a working group to review the use of photographic ID for both staff and students in the University. The Code sets out the circumstances in which photographic identity may be required and checked at the University and the legal provisions that apply. The Code defines when it will be lawful to ask someone wearing religious dress that covers the face to uncover their face for an identity check. The Code proposes that Schools/divisions still wishing to take their own photographs observe the principles of this Code and draw up their own similar codes of practice.
The Code of Practice has been for consultation to the Human Resources Committee, Equality and Diversity Contacts, Trade Unions, Students Union, Health and Safety & Environment Committee and relevant external stakeholders (for example Race Equality First). It was also available for wider consultation on the University’s notice board and the E&D web pages. The Code was approved by Council in May 2010.
If you would like to find out more information on the Code of Practice or feedback on the document itself, please contact Catrin Morgan (MorganCA5@cf.ac.uk).
Inclusive Communications Guidelines
These guidelines are designed to help make sure our communications are accessible to as wide an audience as possible, including people within equality groups protected by the Equality Act 2010 who may have specific communication and access needs such as disabled people and people from minority ethnic communities and Welsh speakers under the Welsh Language Act 1993 (as updated by the Welsh Language Measure 2011)
Equality and Diversity Advice for Researchers
These guidelines are designed to help researchers to consider issues of equality and diversity throughout the research process including promoting research that is inclusive and accessible for 'protected characteristic' groups.