What is equality monitoring?
Equality monitoring is simply gaining an understanding of whether a service is performing well for all customers. It involves collecting, storing and using information about the different protected characteristics of our customers.
When you use council services or take part in consultations, fill in certain forms or other activities where you have contact with us you may be asked if you would complete an 'Equality Monitoring Form'. You are then asked to complete a number of questions about 'you', such as your age, sex, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
Example of equalities monitoring formOpens new window
We collect this information to identify which communities or groups you might belong to. All information is confidential and data protection rules will apply.
Stonewall have produced a leaflet to explain 10 reasons why you should fill in those funny monitoring box things at the end of forms.Opens new window