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Active Support Unit Returns

Adult Members

Roles & Gender

Please type in the number of members you have for each role category. As of 2020, we’ve provided options for those adults who self-identify other than male or female, or who prefer not to state their gender. These columns should be used where you already know this information because it’s been voluntarily supplied to you. Leaders and line managers should not ask members directly or make assumptions about gender.

We have added these categories because The Scouts positively recognises all genders and is aiming to better understand and serve our diverse membership. We are committed to consulting, reviewing and improving data collection across demographic categories in the future.

We also have an additional four columns (in grey) to separate out adults who’re a part of your provision, but whose main role will actually be recorded elsewhere on the census.

Ethnicity

Please type in the number of members you have for each of the given ethnic groups. This is for all those adults whose main volunteering role is in this Active Support Unit. The gender columns remain as above, and we’ve also provided options for adult people who prefer to self-identify or prefer not to state their ethnicity. Again, these columns should be used where you already know this information because it’s been volunteered to you, or it’s been asked in an anonymous way. In 2020 we’ve also updated the ethnicity categories to match the categories in the 2021 UK national census. Information about ethnicity is anonymous, and the adult form available in the census download area– has been produced to help collect this information.

Religion

Please type in the number of adult members you have for each of the given religons. This is for all those adults whose main volunteering role is in this Active Support Unit. The gender columns remain as above, and we’ve also provided options for adults who prefer to self-identify or prefer not to state their Religion. Again, these columns should be used where you already know this information because it’s been volunteered to you, or it’s been asked in an anonymous way as above. We have added this information for 2022 because we know many religions form our Scouting, and we're keen to know the religious make up of our membership the categories match those in the 2021 UK national census - . Information about Religion is anonymous, and the adult form available in the census download area has been produced to help collect this information.

Disabilities

Please type in the number of adults who’ve informed you of a disability. This is for all those adults whose main volunteering role is in this Active Support Unit. As of 2020, we’ve also provided the option for adults who would prefer to self-describe their disability, or prefer not to give any more information on what their disability is. These fields should be used where this information is already known because it’s been volunteered to you, or it’s been asked in an anonymous way such as the adult form available in the census download area.