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Diversity Monitoring

Setting Standards – Promoting Professionalism

Setting Standards – Promoting Professionalism Diversity Monitoring Form This form asks lots of personal questions about your background. We apologise for asking such sensitive questions. We are doing so for two very important reasons: (1) there is no demographic and social profile of Equine Assisted or Facilitated Practitioners; (2) we want the Equine Assisted or Facilitated Practitioner profession to be open to all people of sufficient talent from all backgrounds. Similarly, we believe there is value in monitoring the demographic diversity of service users engaging us with and benefitting from the work. Questionnaires like this are the only way to find out whether we are achieving that goal. Any information you give in this form is confidential. It is for statistical purposes only so we do NOT need to know who it is from. We just use the information to record numbers, then we dispose of the forms. So please do not add your name. Please note therefore that if you have a disability that you would like us to be aware of, please mention it in within the ‘Any Other Matters’ section of your application form, otherwise we will not know. Please select the most appropriate answer in each section.

A. Grade and Branch of Membership

What is your involvement with Athena Herd Foundation?
In which Country / Continent are you resident?

B. Ethnicity

This question is not about your nationality, place of birth or citizenship – it is about the group to which you as an individual perceive you belong. The codes and descriptions are those used in the UK Government’s 2001 Census. Please tick the group that you feel most accurately describes you:
A. Asian
B. Black
C. Chinese
D. Mixed
E. Other
F. White
G. Prefer Not To Say

C. Health

The Equality Act 2010 states that a ‘you are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.’
Do you consider that you have a condition or impairment that falls within this definition?

D. Age

Are you:

E. Sexual Orientation

As people are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, we believe that it is helpful to gather this information. We appreciate that you may not wish to answer this question however - in which case please tick the ‘Prefer not to say’ box. Are you:

F. Gender

Are you:

G. Religion

Are you:

H. Marriage and Civil Partnerships

Are you:

I. Pregnancy and Maternity

Are you, at the time of completion:

J. Social Origins

After some decades of social mobility, studies are showing that ‘class’ is again becoming a major determinant of many people’s career opportunities, and that law is particularly elitist. Please help us track this regression through ticking the box that best describes the occupations of your parents:

Thank you. If you have any questions about this form, please contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions without asking for your identity.