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A Guide to Equality and Diversity in the Third Sector

By Siobhán Lloyd, OLMEC, June 2008 - Olmec is Presentation’s community investment foundation which delivers programmes that have a positive impact on society. We are driven by the principles of self-help, empowerment and social justice. We are pleased to be able to present the Guide to Equalities and Diversity in the Third Sector which has been produced following consultation with relevant stakeholders in the field. When Olmec undertook this challenge 18 months ago, we wanted to analyse whether third sector organisation were effectively measuring, monitoring and setting performance targets around equality and diversity. As a result of this research we put together this Guide detailing background information, legislation, toolkits and other resources that would help us all incorporate better practices. The Guide reflects the areas that the participants identified as priority.

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Definition of equality and framework for measurement:Final Recommendations of the Equalities Review Steering Group on Measurement

Following consultation on its Interim Report, the Equalities Review commissioned the authors of this report, Tania Burchardt and Polly Vizard (both at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics), to take forward the development of a framework for monitoring equality in Britain based on the capability approach. A Steering Group was established to advise this work, consisting of Sandra Fredman (Professor of Law, University of Oxford), Ian Gough (Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath), Julie Litchfield (Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Sussex), Uma Moorthy (Equalities Review team), Katherine Rake (Director, the Fawcett Society), and Giovanni Razzu (Equalities Review team). The authors are very grateful for the considerable time and effort which members of the Steering Group have so generously contributed to this project. At the same time, and in consultation with the Steering Group, the Equalities Review commissioned Ipsos-MORI to carry out intensive deliberative research with members of the general public, and with individuals and small groups of people at particular risk of experiencing discrimination or disadvantage. The purpose of this deliberative consultation was to supplement and refine a list of central and valuable capabilities, an essential step in the application of the capability approach to the contemporary British context. The deliberative consultation is reported in detail in Ipsos-MORI (2007), and the main findings are incorporated into this report. This paper (hereafter referred to as ‘paper 1’) summarises the recommendations of the Steering Group on Measurement, and outlines the measurement framework, proposed techniques for analysis, and data needs. A companion paper (‘paper 2’) focuses on a key aspect of the framework: the specification and justification of a list of the central and valuable freedoms in terms of which inequality between individuals and groups in Britain is to be conceptualised and measured. It is intended that the papers be read in conjunction with one another. This work was funded jointly by the Equalities Review and the Economic and Social Research Council. Responsibility for the views expressed, and for any errors of judgement or fact, rests with the authors alone. 2

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NAVCA Equalities Resources Listing 2009

Equalities resources - Jane O’Connell, NAVCA Communications Officer, presents the 2009 equalities resources listing.

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Report on BDN consultation on Birmingham's Equality Scheme January 2010

A report on a consultation event organised by DRC on behalf of Equality department of Birmingham City Council. January 2010

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THE TROJAN HORSE REPORTS: AN OVERVIEW OF EQUALITY ISSUES

A paper produced by BRAP in 2014 looking at the Trojan Horse reports into Birmingham schools This paper does two things:  it summarises the key equality issues arising from inspections and reviews of various Birmingham schools  it outlines some of our own thoughts about what these findings mean

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Worth Every Penny of Every Pound: The social value of equalities infrastructure organisations

Published by the Women’s Resource Centre on behalf of the National Equality Partnership - 2011 The National Equality Partnership (NEP) has been a three-year project (2008-11) funded by Capacity Builders under the Improving Support Programme. It has supported the third sector across England to challenge inequality and promote equality and human rights. NEP firmly believed that people with direct experience of discrimination are best placed to develop solutions to address it. The partnership aimed to ensure that all work on equality, diversity and human rights in the third sector closely involved equality organisations.

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Disability Resource Centre 2012 -  The Disability Resource Centre is a Registered Charity (No 1034581) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (No 2897250)