Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Resources

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP):

 In July 2020 The CSP  published the following EDI strategy launch statement:

As a trade union and professional body working in healthcare, it is fundamental to our work that we:

• Oppose racism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, anti-Semitism, islamophobia, ageism, classism and hatred against people with disabilities.

• Support members facing unfair treatment at work, in education or other aspects of their lives. • Seek equal access, treatment and outcomes for all patients.

• Ensure strategic decisions are informed by the full diversity of our members.

• Set an example of good practice in equality, diversity and inclusion as an employer,

The CSP is committed to addressing; hate crime, direct and indirect discrimination, institutional racism and unequal outcomes for people on the basis of race, age, gender, sexuality, religion, disability or socioeconomic status. We acknowledge, respect and celebrate differences and commonalities.

We acknowledge the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement and how it has highlighted the need for urgent change. We recognise that economic, social and health outcomes are often most unequal for the BAME community. We understand that some people experience deeper discrimination or disadvantage than their peers because their identities reflect multiple forms of diversity.

We do not believe it is enough to simply avoid discriminating. We aim to be actively anti-racist and pro diversity. We will seek to influence others where they are the right bodies to address issues.

 The CSP has launched a new Equity, Diversity and Belonging Strategy reflecting our work:

• As a membership body.

• As a service provider.

• As an influencer of the healthcare system.

• As an employer.

The CSP also has three diversity networks  and  houses numerous resources to support physiotherapists including an EDB toolkit, The CSP's Equality & Diversity toolkit is a user-friendly resource for key information on all equality and diversity issues. It's aimed at all members including clinicians, managers, stewards, safety reps, educators, associates and students.

The toolkit guides you through equalities law and best practice in the workplace, and helps provide the confidence to start discussions and raise awareness. 

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