Find out about and join our three diversity network groups: DisAbility; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME); and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender+ (LGBT+)
The three diversity networks are open to all CSP members, including students. The network groups typically meet twice a year, including holding joint sessions on issues of common interest. The CSP pays expenses for members to attend.
Membership of all three groups is confidential, with access to details restricted to those officers who work directly with them.
How our diversity networks operate
Find out about how the different diversity networks operate and how you can join them.
This network is for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) members. We are a lead contributor to physiotherapy’s equality and diversity agenda.
Our aim is to influence and impact CSP activities affecting BAME members and raise non-BAME members’ awareness of BAME issues, including BAME representation across the physiotherapy profession, and challenge factors that limit individual opportunities.
The DisAbility network is for CSP members with disabilities of any form. We aim to increase awareness that those with disabilities can be and are excellent physiotherapists and support workers undertaking physiotherapy duties.
We want to be role models to bring others to our profession and encourage those within, and to have a positive influence on disability rights and the identity of people with disabilities.
The CSP’s LGBT+ network supports and empowers members with regards to LGBT+ inclusion in the physiotherapy profession.
We aim to improve the lives of network members as well as those of our service users and their communities and ensure network members are able to contribute effectively to the CSP’s strategy.