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Freedom of information request response - 06541

FOI request

FOI ID number
06541
Regarding
Anti-Semitism
Request

Our request is as follows:

Q1. Definition of anti-Semitism

Q1a. Has the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Definition of anti-Semitism ('IHRA Definition') been adopted by Eden District Council? See antisemitism.uk definition for more information about the IHRA Definition.

Q1b. If the IHRA Definition has been adopted, please provide the date that the motion to do so was approved and provide a link to the relevant motion/minutes.

Q1c. If the IHRA Definition has been adopted, was the IHRA Definition adopted in its entirety including all of the examples?

Q1d. If all of the examples were not adopted, which ones were omitted?

Q1e. If the IHRA Definition has not been adopted at all, was there a motion to adopt the IHRA Definition which was defeated, and if so on what date was it defeated?

Q1f. If the IHRA Definition has not yet been adopted, has adoption been timetabled?

Q2. Codes of Conduct

Q2a.If adopted, has the IHRA Definition been incorporated into the members' code of conduct?

Q2b. If adopted, has the IHRA Definition been incorporated into the officers' and employees' code of conduct and conditions of employment?

Q2c. Who is responsible for investigating or monitoring alleged breaches of the council's codes of conduct for members and also for employees/officers? Please provide their name, job title, e-mail address and direct telephone number.

Q3. Complaints

Q3a. How many formal complaints of anti-Semitic conduct has Eden District Council considered between 1st January 2017 and 31st December 2018 against members, officers or council employees?

Q3b. How many complaints resulted in disciplinary action?

Q3c. How many complaints resulted in no disciplinary action?

Q4. Equality, diversity & training

Q4a. Who is responsible for complying with Eden District Council's legal obligations in relation to equality and diversity? Please provide their name, job title, e-mail address and direct telephone number.

Q4b. What training do Eden District Council provide to their members, officers and employees specifically on anti-Semitism as opposed to generally against all forms of discrimination prohibited under the Equality Act 2010?

Q4c. If such specific training on anti-Semitism is provided, is it conducted by Eden District Council in-house or is it outsourced to a training provider?

Q4d. If such specific training on anti-Semitism is outsourced, which organisation(s) provide the training?

Q5. Prevent coordinator

Q5a. Who is Eden District Council's Prevent Coordinator? Please provide their name, job title, email address and direct telephone number.

Our response

Response
    1. No
    2. n/a
    3. n/a
    4. n/a
    5. No motion has been brought forward
    6. No
    1. n/a
    2. n/a
    3. Members: The Council’s Monitoring Officer is responsible. Lisa Tremble, Assistant Director Governance, 01768 212249, dcls@eden.gov.uk. Until the end of February, Alexander Strickland, Interim Assistant Director Governance, 01768 212460, dcls@eden.gov.uk.    Employees: Should a formal investigation be required, the line manager or another nominated officer will act as the Investigating Officer. On occasion it may be necessary to engage the services of external support in relation to any investigation. This may be where specialist knowledge is required or in order to ensure the matter is progressed in a timely manner.
    1. Members: 0 Employees: 0
    2. n/a
    3. n/a
    1. Overall responsibility rests with the Corporate Leadership Team and each member of staff has a responsibility in their own roles. Eden District Council does not currently have a dedicated Equality & Diversity Officer but Sally Hemsley, Communities Officer (sallye.hemsley@eden.gov.uk) is the Council’s first point of contact for equality matters.
      b. Employees and members: Equality training generally touches on many forms of discrimination based on the experiences of those attending and those highlighted by the trainer.
    2. n/a
    3. n/a
    1. Prevent lead is Les Clark, Director of People and Place, les.clark@eden.gov.uk, direct line 01768 212226
Response date
11 December 2019