How to collect evidence throughout your project:examples
The Big Lottery Fund agreed that it would be impossible for an anonymous helpline service to collect any equality information from its callers and therefore it wouldn’t need to collect this information.
A project running a support service for older people with dementia felt that it wouldn’t be appropriate to collect information about their sexual orientation as they would largely be relying on the individual’s family to provide this very sensitive information. The Fund agreed that the project wouldn’t need to collect sexual orientation information.
A project running skill-based activities to help children cope with the stress that occurs when a member of their family misuses alcohol, decided that it would post out an equality monitoring form to all participants, to collect its equality information. The project sought permission first from the children’s parents or guardians.