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Freedom of information request response - 06450

FOI request

FOI ID number
06450
Regarding
Domestic abuse
Request
  1. Please provide me details of places, including public buildings, meeting rooms etc that have replaced, or plan to replace the words: man, men, father, dad, mankind and other male-related words with gender-neutral terms?

  2. Please provide me with details of the costs of making these changes?

  3. Please provide me details of any council guidance on the replacement of the words man, men, father, dad, mankind and other male-related words and their replacement with gender-neutral terms?

  4. Please provide with an example of a council report or publication that has replaced the words man, men, father, dad, mankind and other male-related words with a gender-neutral term?

  5. Please provide me with details about the amount of money you authority has spent on combating domestic abuse over each of the last 5 complete financial years, including money spent on shelters/refuges. I would like this broken down by sex?

  6. Please provide me with details about any initiatives that have been launched to reduce male suicide over the last three years?

  7. Please provide me with details about any initiatives that have been launched to reduce female suicide over the last three years?

  8. Please provide me with details of events held by your council, in the last three years that promote positive male role models, fatherhood and marriage?

Our response

Response
  1. We have no gender specific signage within our public buildings (public toilets are signed with pictograms)

  2. n/a

  3. There is no Council guidance on this matter

  4. We have not replaced any male-related terms with a gender-neutral term in our Council reports or publications.

  5. We only have figures from 2018 onwards. The Council's Domestic Abuse Programme has spent £35,700k during 2018/19, and £43k during 2019/2020. We don't differentiate between male and female clients so can't break the funding down further.

  6. The council has achieved the Better Health at Work Bronze Award and is working towards the Silver Award. As part of the related activity the council has trained a number of Mental Health First Aiders and is training further MH First Aiders in January 2020. After January 2020 it is anticipated that 14% of the workforce will be trained in Mental Health First Aid.

  7. As above

  8. No events meet this criteria

Response date
18 October 2019