Diversity networks

Find out about and join our three diversity network groups: DisAbility; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME); and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual+ (LGBTQIA+)


The three diversity networks are open to all CSP members who identify as belonging to one or more of the diversity network groups, including students and associates.

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 is on the basis of self-identification and is confidential. Access to details is restricted to those CSP 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.

How we operate
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BAME network

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.

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Members of the BAME network

DisAbility network

The DisAbility network is for disabled CSP members. We aim to increase awareness that those with impairments 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 it, and to have a positive influence on disability rights and the identity of people with impairments. 

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TUC disabled workers

LGBTQIA+ network

The CSP’s LGBTQIA+ network supports and empowers members with regards to LGBTQIA+ 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.

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CSP members at Pride 2019