Find out about how the different diversity networks operate
We are open to all CSP members, including students and associates and membership is confidential, with access to details restricted to those officers who work directly with them.
We meet at least twice a year, including holding joint sessions on issues of common interest*; annual events like Pride bring us together too.
Through the private iCSP and WhatsApp networks, members exchange ideas and information on equality and diversity related issues and events.
The networks allow us to share ideas, and build our knowledge and understanding of challenges and opportunities we face in a safe supportive environment.
They are a springboard to spread our individual and collective learning among the membership and in our workplaces, physiotherapy and the wider world.
We share our problems and successes. A key activity for the networks is peer support: members volunteer to be put in touch with other members who are experiencing difficulties in the workplace.
This could be to do with coming out, racial or sexual harassment and lack of support for disabled members. And when we progress issues we find sensitive ways to get the message out.
Together we identify and plan activity that seeks to address discriminatory behaviours, processes and structures to promote equality and diversity at work and in society.
That includes influencing change locally and nationally, in the CSP, the profession, the wider health system and government legislation too, working with partners, wherever necessary and possible.**
* The CSP pays expenses for members to attend
**We achieve this in part by submitting motions and sending representatives to the CSP Annual Representative Conference (ARC) and to TUC equality conferences.