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Specialist Advisers for Diversity and Inclusion

Who are the Specialist Advisers?

The Specialist Advisers are a national team who support District, County and Regional Scouting to ensure it is inclusive, accessible and as diverse as the communities in which we live.

We are a resource, a sounding board, a listener and supporter for anyone seeking guidance around diversity and inclusion in Scouting. Specialist Advisers offer a safe, trusted space for adults in Scouting to be able to discuss challenging and sensitive issues that may not feel comfortable to discuss elsewhere.

As a team we have a range of professional and Scouting expertise; and each possess a genuine passion and enthusiasm for supporting Scouting For All. Practically in each of our regions we can offer training; support and guidance, and strategic input.

Areas the team can support include:
•    Additional Needs (disabilities, learning difficulties, challenging behaviour)
•    Community engagement
•    Gender equality
•    LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)
•    Socio-economic inclusion

What can the team offer?
The Specialist Advisers can deliver support and training; bespoke awareness courses and input to Adult Training Modules 7 and in place of Module 36.

Awareness Courses include:

The team can inform, contribute to and facilitate sessions at County and Regional Development events and plans. Or offer local guidance to support the inclusion and participation of individuals. The team can support Members of the Movement to attend external events to challenge and strengthen public perceptions of Scouting.

Contact Information:
To request support from the Specialist Advisers for Inclusion and Diversity contact;
E: diversity.inclusion@scouts.org.uk


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