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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group: seeking BASW members to join

Your voice matters and we are keen to hear from individuals who are passionate and have experience in this area.

BASW are committed to improving and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. As part of this, we are looking for BASW members to join our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group. We understand that there are significant barriers to equality and inclusion and seek to capture all lost voices and make a positive change through proactive action and BASW strategies.

Our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group is due to meet in May 2020 and feedback to Council on key issues. The Covid-19 pandemic highlights the inequalities now more than ever and reinforces the need for such a group. This group shall advise the Covid-19 Committee directly which leads on strategy for BASW during the pandemic.

It is our mission to make a positive difference and go above and beyond the legal duties of equality.  Our aim is to gain representatives from all backgrounds, including those from the protected characteristics but not limited to. We aim to improve representation from across all groups.

Your voice matters and we are keen to hear from individuals who are passionate and have experience in this area. We are particularly looking for BASW members who are not currently represented on any group or committee. We also welcome those who are keen to share the views of others who are underrepresented but may not wish to share their individual voice. We promise to create a safe and brave space for all representatives to share their experiences, views and ideas.

The group shall be responsible for directly advising BASW Council on key issues around equality, diversity and inclusion. This will involve informing, advising and making recommendations directly to BASW Council.

This advisory group is co-chaired by Council members. We sincerely hope that you will consider being part of our journey in assisting and supporting BASW to make better decisions about increasing equality, diversity and inclusion.

If you are keen to be part of this exciting initiative, please submit your details via the contact link as soon as possible for consideration.

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