Posts tagged The Equality Act 2010
Action for Children: A Guide to Supporting Trans Staff and Volunteers

A straightforward guide produced by Action for Children for managers in their organisation designed to provide them with the basic level of awareness needed to ensure that trans staff and volunteers in their organisation feel supported whilst they are working for the organisation. The guide includes sections on legislation, pronoun use, terminology and dealing with transphobic language. The guide can be easily adapted by HR professionals for use in their own organisation.

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Action for Children Gender Identity Awareness Poster

A handy poster designed by Action for Children which covers the core Gender Identity Awareness terminology that young people and the frontline professionals working with them should be aware of. The poster can be displayed in sixth form common rooms, school noticeboards, in staff rooms and on community centre noticeboards as well as being used in Gender Identity Awareness training.

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The mental health impacts of divisive policies in schools- learning from the past

A new blog post by Dr David Woodhead which makes the case as to why LGBTQIA+ inclusive school policies and procedures and a LGBTQIA+ inclusive RSE Programme of Study matters in improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ students. Dr Woodhead draws on his experiences of Section 28 and the effect it had on student mental health and emotional wellbeing from the late 80’s to the early 2000s and beyond.

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LGBT Foundation: A Guide To Being A Trans Ally

A new guide produced by the LGBT Foundation designed to advise frontline professionals, working with trans and non-binary people as well as family members, friends and colleagues on how to be an effective trans ally. Information is delivered in a Q&A format and includes details on pronoun use, gender identities and sexual orientations and what it feels like to be a trans person in today’s society. The guide also includes a short glossary of terms.

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Inclusive Language: Words to use and avoid when writing about disability

New guidance has been issued by the Department for Work and Pensions to help organisations to ensure that the language used in policies and procedures and language used during customer service interactions complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. The guidance provides employers, managers and HR staff with guidelines to monitor employee behaviour and empowers them to take action when they believe employees are going against those guidelines.

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Neurodiversity in the workplace ACAS Guidance

ACAS have compiled a resource page for employers, HR professionals and line management to find out more about neurodiversity, neurodiverse conditions (dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia etc) and how they can best support employees through the use of reasonable adjustments, changes in management styles and through direct engagement with employees.

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Equality Act 2010 Reading List - Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have made available to professionals a suggested reading list that they can access to find out more about the principles and ways of implementing the principles of the Equality Act 2010 in order to create more inclusive organisations and services.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission Website Resources - Key Stage 1 and 2

A comprehensive set of resources for use in Key Stage 1 and 2 PSHE, RSE and Citizenship lessons exploring a variety of human rights related topics, including The Equality Act 2010, Influencing attitudes, Prejudice and Discrimination and definitions of Human Rights.

Each session includes a lesson plan, presentation slides and a set of worksheets alongside detailed guidance which includes plenary activities,. homework suggestions and extension activities.

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Autism: A resource pack for schools

This pack, designed by The National Autistic Society, can be of help to any member of staff working in an education setting. It includes information about autism, how it may affect children and young people in education settings, information on strategies, interventions and useful resources from the NAS and other organisations. The pack aims to give teachers greater confidence in working with pupils who are on the autism spectrum.

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Sample Trans Inclusion Kit for Schools - Oxford Safeguarding Children's Bureau

The Trans Inclusion toolkit, designed with the input of trans young people at the Leicester LGBT Centre is a best practice guide which provides schools and other settings with the information and resources required to become a trans inclusive environment.

The toolkit should be used as part of a whole school approach, including staff and governor training and involvement of the wider school community.

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