In terms of training, we have a programme where people can learn to identify discrimination, bullying and harassment, how it affects people and how we can stamp it out. We’ll offer training on ‘unconscious bias’ – the way that, sometimes without even thinking about it, we make decisions based on factors or prejudices that we are familiar with. We’ll develop and improve this training.
In terms of development, we’ve been the regional pioneers of a new programme called Inclusive Mentoring. This has involved working with black, Asian and minority ethnic
(BAME) and white colleagues in mentee and mentor partnerships, so that each partner understands and learns from the experiences of the other. We’ve learnt from our pioneering project and have developed our own in-house version of this important work.