Staff 2020/21 - Religion or belief
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Religion or belief
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This field records the religious belief of the member of staff, on the basis of their own self-assessment
|England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
All staff (Optional)
|Valid entries and labels
Religion or belief is recorded on the basis of the member of staff's own self-assessment.
The purpose of collecting this data is to ensure the providers' policies and practices do not discriminate against people observing a religion or belief.
Suggested questions are those used in the 2011 census.
England and Wales: What is your religion?
Scotland: What religion, religious body, or denomination do you belong to?
Northern Ireland: What religion, religious denomination or body do you belong to?
Please note that the coverage of the coding frame is different for each of the administrations, only codes that are marked with 'Y' can be used for that administration. This is shown in the following table:
Advance HE has a number of resources relating to gathering information across the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. If you have any further queries regarding equality monitoring, please view https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/.
When collecting this data, providers can choose to use the answer option 'Prefer not to say' which can be mapped to 'Information Refused'.
Valid entry 99 'Not Available' should be used when the provider does not know the information e.g. the staff member did not respond to the request for information.
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
Data type: RELBLFCodeContentType
|Change management notes
|References to ECU have been removed and replaced by Advance HE.
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