Alongside work to develop an equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, we have been active in a number of other ways this year.
In addition to the developing the strategy, we have been actively addressing racism and promoting diversity and inclusion in a number of other ways this year. They have included:
- Gathering information and insight to inform our future work and focus
- Facilitating local and regional events on EDI, including webinars with members, staff and diversity network members
- Producing issues of Frontline to mark Black History Month in October and Disability History Month in December
- Recruiting a diverse range of members to act as CSP spokespeople
- Strengthening links between the Student Reference Group and the diversity networks
- Hosting a joint training day between diversity network convenors and the National Group of Regional Stewards, which included encouraging attendees to consider engagement with Council and committees
- Providing regional training on anti-racism to all CSP stewards
- Publishing a revised and updated Equality and Diversity Toolkit to highlight members’ rights and employer responsibilities
- Launching a BAME Twitter account and a LGBTQIA+ Twitter account, both run by network members
- Removing joining fees for overseas-qualified physios to encourage more to become CSP members
- Offering a member of the BAME networka co-opted seat on CSP Council and ARC (Annual Representatives Conference) Agenda Committee
- Submitting an anti-racism motion to TUC Congress, having BAME representation on our member delegation, and speaking in an anti-racism debate at the event
- Featuring EDI champions in Frontline
- Inviting representatives of the diversity networks to join the ARC Agenda Committee
- Members of the Leadership Team and Council Chair attending diversity network meetings.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved with this work to date.
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