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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Network

We run four Equality, DIversity and Inclusion Networks

The Equality Network for Practitioners

For FE Colleges, Academies, Schools, Free Schools, Universities, Nurseries

The Equality Network for Employers

For Public Sector Organisations, Private Sector Organisations, Large Work Based Learning Organisations

the Equality Network for Learning Providers

For individuals, small work based learning organisations, social care providers, Saturday schools

The Third Sector Network

For Third Sector Organisations including Charities and Voluntary Sector Organisations.

School Network

The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Network for Primary and Secondary schools and Academies

Trainers Network

Equality and Diversity Network for Trainers

MHFA Network for Employers

Mental Health First Aid Network for Employers

Network for the Police

Anti-Racism Network for UK Police Forces


Equality Diversity and Inclusion Network

 The Networks' Aims:

  • to promote equality and tackle discrimination based on any of the Protected Characteristics
  • to foster good relationships between diverse groups in society
  • to support both organisations and individuals to develop and improve their equality practice
  • to offer support to individuals and the organisation to engage in appropriate staff development and training which increases their ability to deliver on this agenda

 What the Networks do

  • Draws together a wide range of information about all aspects of equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights
  • Provides its members with the information, expertise and understanding they need to promote equality, tackle discrimination, and to foster good relationships between diverse groups.
  • Provides a space for developing dialogue, experience, skills, understanding to improve and develop professional equality practice
  • Strengthens the contribution of organisations to public policy by sharing expertise and advancing shared views
  • Provides consultancy, advice and support to member organisations

 What's on offer?

A wide range of resources put together to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. The needs will be met through:

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  • Subsidised Professional development workshops
  • Providing professional development opportunities for equality practitioners
  • Networking with a wide range of professionals
  • Providing a forum space to support open discussion of equality and diversity issues
  • Peer support and practical advice from members
  • Development of an online equality resource library
  • Production of factsheets and briefing notes
  • A voice for practitioners
  • Developing the understanding, knowledge and skills of professionals and individuals
  • Update on new and existing equality resources
  • Individual and organisational advice and guidance


On each of the Network websites, there are large online resource libraries. All of the resources are free to download. Resources cover all of the Protected Characteristics.

 The Equality Review

All Network members receive our quarterly publication, the Equality Review, with news and features about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. It was first launched in October 2010, and was developed to:

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  • provide an understanding of current equalities legislation
  • explore good and developing practice
  • explore the some of the long term and underlying causes of disadvantage that need to be addressed by education providers
  • provide practical tools to implement equality into teaching, learning and everyday practice for: employers, education providers (specifically FE and WBL but where relevant including topics that support schools and other providers of teaching, learning and training)
  • research areas of policy, practice and need.
  • commission initiatives in order to gain a better understanding of the latest policy, practice and development.
  • Click here to view a recent edition of the Review


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