Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Opening Up Access to the Professions

What Are You Doing to Embrace Equality?

 Governance Facts 
Over a four year period, we brought together a network of 20 professional bodies committed to promoting equality and diversity through a special interest group in partnership with Equally Professional.

Through the group, we were able to share research and gather information from the professional body sector about equality and diversity issues.

Find Out What We Talked About
Embracing Equality & Diversity

Embracing Equality & DiversityFast Facts

What are UK professional bodies doing to embed equality and diversity into their organisations?

Find out how equality and diversity are being integrated into professional bodies’ governance, operations and membership strategies in this summary from PARN's International Benchmarking Surveys.

Diversity Toolkit

Diversity ToolkitDeveloping Equality & Diversity Policies

We were funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, to create a new Diversity Toolkit as part of the Gateways to the Professions Programme.

The Diversity Toolkit is a free resource to help professional bodies learn from the experiences of others and implement change within their organisation.

Equally Professional

Equally ProfessionalLike Minds on Different Journeys

Interest in and commitment to equality and diversity has become more widespread and mainstream among professional bodies. 

With support from the Equality and Human Rights Commission and research input from PARN, Equally Professional has created a repository of knowledge and good practice which addresses all aspects of diversity in the professions.


Socioeconomic Barriers of the ProfessionsPaying Attention to Low Socioeconomic Status

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commissioned us to identify socioeconomic barriers, apart from education, that prevent access to the professions.

We found although there is a clear link between social status, the labour market, social mobility and occupational levels, there is little information dealing explicitly with low socioeconomic status and access to the professions.