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Specialist Advisers for Inclusion and Diversity

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. The 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 to development and planning. 

What support can the team offer to local Scouting?
The team can deliver a variety of workshops, equipping adults in Scouting with practical skills, knowledge and confidence to support inclusive Scouting. A core feature of all sessions explores effective communication. 

The Specialist Advisers for Inclusion and Diversity are a team of HQ volunteers and there is no charge for training.

How to get someone to your event?

To request support from the team complete this form

The team can support requests from Districts, Counties, Regions or Areas. The Specialist Advisers are a small team of volunteers so advance booking is recommended. A minimum of 15 participants is required, and the local area will be expected to provide a suitable training venue and promote to participants locally.

To discuss your learning  needs in advance of making a support request, please contact the Information Centre.

Workshops available include:

1. Making reasonable adjustments: supporting Scouting for all

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2. LGBT+ Awareness

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3. Deaf-friendly Scouting

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4. Autism Awareness

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5. Introduction to Inclusivity

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6. Mental health: supporting young people's emotional wellbeing and resilience in Scouting

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7. Introduction to Gender Identity

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