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Identify how and when to access a range of sources of information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion

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There may be times when you need to identify further sources of information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion. It is important that you understand who, how and when to ask for support.

Who to ask for support about equality and inclusion?

Your first port of call should be your manager who will be able to answer your queries, take action themselves or signpost you towards further information.

You may also obtain guidance from your co-workers, especially those that are experienced or have seniority.

For larger organisations, you may have a dedicated HR representative or similar that you approach for advice.

When to ask for support about equality and inclusion?

If you are not sure about something related to equality and inclusion or you require clarification, you should always for help. It is always better to seek support and ask questions (even if you feel you might sound a bit silly) than to continue to do something that incorrectly or that you feel is not quite right.

If you witness an incident that you believe is discriminatory or does not adhere to the values of equality and inclusion, you should always challenge it and/or report it to the relevant person(s) in line with your employer’s agreed ways of working.

Sources of information about diversity, equality and inclusion

As mentioned above, you can obtain information, advice and support from:

  • Your manager
  • Your colleagues
  • Your HR manager/representative

In addition, there are several other sources that you may explore, including: