What does equality and diversity monitoring mean?
Equality and diversity monitoring involves collecting sensitive data about volunteers’ backgrounds. It must be recorded, stored, used and updated in accordance with requirements set out in the Data Protection Act. Information may be collected, for example, about race, gender, religion, age, disability, sexuality or language.
Why do I need to monitor equality and diversity data?
Monitoring this data can help an organisation to identify whether the diversity of their volunteer population reflects the diversity of the community they work in.
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