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Part 1: Dewis Equality and Diversity Monitoring

In accordance with the Equality and Diversity Policy, Dewis aims to provide fair and equal access to our services and to ensure that all sectors of society are represented you are requested to complete an anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. The questions set out in the form help us to monitor the effectiveness of this Policy by gaining a picture of all those applying for our services and obtaining support. It will also help us to monitor how we are complying with Equality Law.

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination and promotes equality on the basis of a number of ‘protected characteristics’. We ask for information on your ‘protected characteristics’ in order to help us monitor our performance on equality.

The government’s commitment to widening access to public appointments is set out in the Diversity Strategy which can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-strategy or obtained from the Government Equalities Office.

We may also be asked to provide information in summary form to Parliamentary Questions and other public enquiries and reports on our equality performance. This will not identify individuals in response.

In line with Government policy, and in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998, the information you provide will be held confidentially and can only be used if you give us your consent.


The Disability Discrimination Act as incorporated in Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has substantial and long term (i.e. has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months) adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Adverse effects may arise from external barriers experienced by people with impairments. When you answer the question, you should not take into account the effect of any medication or treatments used or adjustments made (for example at work or at home) which reduce the effects of impairments. Instead, you should think about the effect the impairment would have if these were not being used or made.

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