The EDC have set up an informal support system for ACAT members. The aim of the support system will be to provide a safe space whereby members can receive informal support and discuss difficulties around inequalities.
This support system is therefore not intended as an alternative to more formal channels of support, such as the ethics committee.
Members can send equality and diversity queries to the chair of EDC via the member register on the ACAT website (please put ‘E & D Query’ in the subject line).
The chair or another member of the committee will aim to respond to emails within 72 hours (it may take longer if emails are sent over the weekend). When making contact please give your name, and preferred contact details.
Confidentiality of the member emailing will be held with the highest regard. However in order to support the individual effectively it may be necessary to share the individual’s concerns with members of the E&D committee. If this is the case, consent to share information will be sought from the individual at the time of contact. Furthermore, as the aim of the system is to provide informal and confidential support, we will only keep members’ contact details or correspondence with their consent, and until they no longer need support for that difficulty.
When you request advice using our system you will need to complete the required fields and supply some contact information. By doing so you give us your consent to process your personal data for the purposes of assisting you or answering your questions. Please do not identify any third parties that you may refer to, please ensure their identity remains confidential. We will protect any Information you give to us in accordance with our data protection polices which are available on our website. We will only share your details for professional or legal reasons and in relation to your request for advice. Your data will not be kept for any longer than is necessary to answer your query, we do not keep a record of enquiries to our informal support line. For further details please go to ACAT’s Privacy Notice at https://www.acat.me.uk/page/website+privacy+policy
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