All employees need to appreciate that within their service there will be people who have different characteristics, backgrounds and cultures and this can challenge personal views.
Learn the skills to deliver a workshop that recognises the negative impact of discrimination and prejudice, but also identifies positive strategies that foster equality and diversity for the benefit of all.
Learning through experience on our Equality and Diversity course
What do we mean by equality and diversity?
Equality is a legal framework to protect against discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people with 'protected characteristics'.
Diversity is the valuing of our individual differences and talents, creating a culture where everyone can participate, thrive and contribute.
We integrate equality and diversity into our policy development, service delivery and employment practices:
The Equality Act 2010 sets out the new public sector Equality Duty replacing the three previous duties for race, disability and gender. The Duty now covers the following 'protected characteristics':
- Gender reassignment
- Race (including ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Sexual orientation
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Religion or belief (including lack of belief)
The Duty requires public bodies to have due regard for the need to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination
- advance equality of opportunity
- foster good relations
Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act replaces the previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act. It simplifies the law, removing inconsistencies and making it easier for people to comply with it.
A key measure of the Act is the public sector Equality Duty which came into force in 2011. Its aim is to ensure that we all play our part in making society fairer.
Course Outline / Objectives
- Protected characteristics, Stereotypes & Prejudice
- Promote a proactive inclusive approach to equality and diversity
- Benefits of an effective approach to equality, diversity and human rights
- The importance of valuing people as individuals and treating everyone with dignity, courtesy and respect
- Principles of Equality and Diversity Relevant legislation, organisational policies and processes
- External and internal influences on behaviour.
- Language, strategies and behaviour that Fosters Equality
- What to do if there are concerns about equality and diversity practices
This course is independently accredited for content and quality by CPD
Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks.
The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.
The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements.
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What you can expect from all Taye Training courses
- Practical exercises to help you to embed your learning
- High quality training resources
- Training delivered by experts who have practical hands-on, real-life experience of the subject
- Accelerated Learning methods used throughout
- The opportunity to network
- Plus much, much more. Contact us for full details
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