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18 February 2021 While some time may have passed since our last announcement, a working group of trustees has continued to explore opportunities for the Trust to respond to, and positively influence, equality, diversity and inclusion in the profession. The ideas of the group were discussed in a workshop at our Away Day in January, facilitated by Article Consulting. Further development has followed on from this, including: a refresh of our strategic intentions to make our values explicit and embed these in everything we do; planning to widen diversify of our Board with the recruitment of new trustees; and, developing a new workstream of activity and funding to directly address equality, diversity and inclusion. We will provide a further update with greater detail in April following our next Trust Board meeting.
28 October 2020 We’re pleased to update that the Trust has commissioned Article Consulting to support the Board as we consider the strategic implications of the challenges and opportunities for change arising from the Black Lives Matters movement and a welcomed societal, sectoral and organisational refocus on equality, diversity and inclusion. This work is now underway and we aim to release our initial plans to address this in January 2021. We envisage this work as on-ongoing as we look at impact and change in our profession. If you would like to share any thoughts, we welcome you to contact us (Pam or Dee) or Cedi Frederick who is facilitating this work.
16 October 2020 In the next days we will begin to request data from visitors to our website. The aim is to learn about the diversity of our visitors and our reach across the profession. A pop-up will appear after arriving on the site – it is your choice to participate or not and the pop-up can be easily closed if you prefer not to answer any questions. For those who do, please be assured that the data is anonymised and will be held securely in accordance with GDPR requirements.As organisations and individuals nationally are being asked to pause and reflect on their diversity and equality the Trust is also responding to this call and embracing the opportunity.
27 August 2020 The Elizabeth Casson Trust remains committed to inclusive support, with and for occupational therapists, in our shared pursuit of advancing our profession and practice.
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