We have in excess of 50 years combined experience in the equality and diversity field, and we are at the forefront of our field. We also bring the benefits our experience in other sectors — private companies of all sizes, educational institutions at all levels and community-based voluntary organisations. We have carried out a number of major programmes for public sector organisations of various sizes and many of these have been commended by external inspectors.
Equality Impact Assessments
We have been at the cutting edge of designing and implementing a number of national equality impact assessments. We provide training and advice on how to carry out equality and diversity impact assessments.
Equality and diversity services provided
We set up Hate Crime scrutiny Panels in, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, London in order to improve community safety and public confidence. We have worked with groups to reduce domestic violence, homophobic crime, disability hate crime and we carried of national reviews of organisational responses to these issues. We set up a common monitoring system for monitoring racial incidents across Nottinghamshire that is still operational nearly 20 years after we designed it. We have extensive experience of working with voluntary and community groups on issues such as: religion, race, disability, mental health, gender, gender reassignment, marital status/civil partnership, sexual orientation, religion and belief.
We have designed and delivered a number of positive action career development programmes for organisations such as: Nottingham City Council, Nottingham County Council, Department of Work and Pensions, London Borough of Haringey and Birmingham City Council. We have at the forefront of organisational knowledge on equality diversity and human rights.
Diversity Strategies/Equality Schemes
We assess and support for the development of Diversity Strategies; individual Race, Disability, Gender and LGBT [sexual orientation and transgender] Equality Schemes as well as combined Equality Schemes addressing all protected characteristics; and/or Action Plans in a range of organisations – including private sector, central and local government, public authorities and third sector organisations.
We have carried out some interesting work with people that have protected characteristics, for example we worked for several years with predominately female victims of domestic violence and assessed how we could improve service delivery to them. We have also worked with individuals who have faced discrimination in employment due to their martial or and civil partnership status. We worked with LGBT communities (and voluntary sector organisations such as the Terrance Higgins Trust, a:genda the Beaumont Society) on a national review of homophobic crime and made recommendations as to how the CJS and other agencies could improve detection and conviction rates.
We spent a number of years working with a range of disabled individuals and continue to provide services for those suffering from mental illness. We carried out a national review of disability hate crime and engaged with a range of organisations in order to improve support to disabled victims of hate crime. In terms of young people, we set up a project focused on those people with low pay and poor job prospects in inner city areas, using innovative approaches to social care we were successful in widening participation in education and increasing the employment opportunities for these people.
We work throughout the UK & USA.
UK: +44 (0) 208 200 0078 USA: +1 (347) 352-0051 Emergencies: +44 (0) 7071 200 344
Our head offices are located at: 180 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HF
Email: [email protected]
We are a part of the Strategic Enterprise Group