The principles of equality, diversion and inclusion underpin everything the Society does, not least its support to individual members.
CSP networks and resources
The CSP has three diversity network groups:
The society also has an equality, diversity and inclusion member group which reports to the Industrial Relations Committee.
Equality and diversity toolkit
The CSP's equality and diversity toolkit is a user-friendly resource for key information on all equality and diversity issues. It's aimed at all members including clinicians, managers, stewards, safety reps, educators, associates and students.
The toolkit guides you through equalities law and best practice in the workplace, and helps provide the confidence to start discussions and raise awareness. More resources for members are listed further down this page.
Equality and diversity policy
The CSP's equality and diversity policy was produced to provide the necessary encouragement and guidance to all members to implement its provisions. It is intended to apply to all CSP members.
Equality and diversity and coronavirus
The CSP has been working to support and protect members at work during the Covid-19 pandemic on issues related to equality and diversity.
This includes close collaboration with the CSP diversity networks to ensure their views are heard and represented.
Problems at work?
If you are facing problems at work, find out what employer policies you are covered by, and then if necessary contact your local steward for advice.
CSP stewards have been trained to deal with members' problems, including harassment and discrimination. In complex cases, local stewards will be supported by CSP senior negotiating officers.
CSP members also have access to professional legal services.
UK legislation and workforce standards
Equality Act 2010
Employees are protected against all forms of discrimination and harassment by comprehensive legislation, which includes religion, age and sexual orientation. The Equality Act came into force in April 2010. It harmonised existing discrimination law by consolidating more than 100 pieces of separate legislation into a single Act.
CSP members working in NHS organisations are also covered by a comprehensive set of agreements outlined in the NHS Terms and Conditions Handbook.
NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard
The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard 2020 (WRES) is the latest version of the WRES since the publication was first mandated. It aims to ensure that staff from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace.
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