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Equality and Diversity (Local Offer)

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Equality and Diversity

Equality is about ensuring everybody has an equal opportunity, and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics.

Diversity is about taking account of the differences between people and groups of people, and placing a positive value on those differences.

This page has some useful resources for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

Information on COVID-19 support can be found on the Local Offer COVID-19 - Information page and the SEN and Inclusion Services COVID-19 Support page. 

Local support groups can be found by using the search term 'COVID-19' in the search box at the top of the page.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex +


The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced some Easy Read Guides for
LGBTQI+ people with disabilities.

You can find the information on the SCIE website.

Anti Bullying Alliance - Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Targeted Bullying

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Targeted Bullying

In February 2020, the Anti Bullying Alliance consulted with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people to find out about their experiences of bullying in school as part of a project delievered with Friends, Families and Travellers and funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Their main finding was that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and young people experience high levels of bullying and exclusion in schools, have lower attainment levels and are among those most likely to be excluded from school (Equality & Human Rights Commission, 2016).

Click this link to read more information on their website.