Training and guidance

This section contains links to training and guidance material on equality and human rights

Please note that the Equality and Diversity Forum does not endorse the material provided.

National Preventive Mechanism Guidance – Isolation in Detention

February 23, 2017
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The UK National Preventive Mechanism, established to fulfill the UK’s obligations under the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture, published guidance on the use of isolation in detention in January 2017.
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Just Fair resource – what are economic and social rights, and how are they recognised in international law?

February 16, 2017
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Just Fair produced a resource on the international recognition of economic and social rights in February 2017. It summarises the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, alongside UK-specific recommendations made by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2016.
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Women’s Resource Centre training: making the case, equalities and human rights – 28 March 2017

February 6, 2017

The Women’s Resource Centre workshop 'Making the case: Equalities and Human Rights' is on 28 March, 10am - 4pm, at United House, London N7 9DP. This session, free to voluntary and community sector organisations in London, is led by Louise Whitfield, public law and human rights specialist and partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn.
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Acas and GEO guidance on gender pay gap reporting

January 31, 2017
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Acas and the Government Equalities Office published guidance on managing gender pay gap reporting in the private and voluntary sectors in January 2017. This report followed the amendment to the law in August 2016, requiring all employers with more than 250 employees to publish information about the differences in pay between men and women.
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EHRC guidance on religion or belief in the workplace

January 2, 2017
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its guidance on religion or belief in the workplace in December 2016. The guidance is part of a suite of final products from the Commission's three-year programme of work on religion or belief, and includes their report 'Religion or belief - is the law working?'
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Homeless Link resource: Migrant Destitution Toolkit

November 23, 2016

Homeless Link launched a Migrant Destitution Toolkit in November 2016. The toolkit offers practical support to improve pathways out of destitution for destitute migrants.
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Acas guidance on marriage and civil partnership discrimination

November 23, 2016
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Acas published guidance on marriage and civil partnership discrimination in November 2016.
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Inter Faith Week – 13 to 20 November 2016

November 11, 2016
InterFaith Network UK

Inter Faith Week 2016 will run from Sunday 13 November to Sunday 20 November in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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TUC report: Combatting racist abuse in the workplace

August 18, 2016
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The Trades Union Congress produced guidance, 'Combatting racist abuse in the workplace: A TUC guide to protecting migrant and Black and Minority Ethnic workers from violence, harassment and abuse', in August 2016.
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TUC action plan: ‘Challenging racism after the EU referendum’

August 18, 2016
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The Trades Union Congress published in August 2016 their guidance, 'Challenging racism after the EU referendum: An action plan for challenging racism and xenophobia'.
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EHRC – ‘What to do if you’re worried about racism: EU referendum factsheet’

July 19, 2016
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'What to do if you're worried about racism: EU referendum factsheet' was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in July 2016.
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Law Centres Network guides on EU rights and entitlements

July 8, 2016
Law Centres Network

Law Centres Network prepared twelve guides in 2016 on employment, housing, immigration, right to reside, health, social care and other topics. The guides are aimed at EU citizens and others willing to better understand EU rights and entitlements.
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Equality Commission NI: five key actions to promote racial equality

June 21, 2016
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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has set out the five priority actions that it considers the Northern Ireland Executive needs to take to promote racial equality in Northern Ireland.
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BIHR pilot resources on mental health, mental capacity and human rights

June 21, 2016
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The British Institute of Human Rights released pilot versions of their resources on mental health, mental capacity and human rights in June 2016.
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European Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech

June 9, 2016

On 31 May 2016, the European Commission together with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube unveiled a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.
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FRA compendium of practices for addressing hate crime

May 23, 2016
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

In May 2016, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published a compendium of practices from across the EU on how to combat hate crime.
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EHRC guide for company boards on human rights

May 19, 2016
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In May 2016, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published 'Business and Human Rights: a five-step guide for company boards'.
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GIRES guidance: ‘Inclusivity – Supporting BAME Trans People’

April 15, 2016
GIRES Gender Identity Research and Education Society

In February 2016, GIRES produced 'Inclusivity – Supporting BAME Trans People' - a 28-page guide with practical tips, guidance, and resources dedicated to supporting the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) trans population of Britain.
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ACAS guidance on sex discrimination

April 15, 2016
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ACAS produced guidance in April 2016 on managing sex discrimination at work. Sex discrimination is one of the most common forms of workplace prejudice, and is where employers and employees can struggle to understand the law.
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EHRC Technical Guidance on Age Discrimination

April 1, 2016
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The Technical Guidance on Age Discrimination in the Provision of Services, Public Functions and Associations was published in March 2016. It provides examples of how the age ban works in practice.
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EHRC guidance on improving board diversity

April 1, 2016
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In April 2016, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published guidance on improving board diversity.
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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children – Toolkit

February 8, 2016

Show Racism the Red Card have produced a guide ‘Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children - Toolkit and Activities for promoting Equality and Tackling Racism’.
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BIHR’s ‘Getting with the Act: Our Human Rights Act’

February 3, 2016
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'Getting with the Act: Our Human Rights Act from BIHR' is an easy-to-read interactive eBook taking readers on a whistlestop tour of human rights.
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UK Trans Info – research and guidance

January 17, 2016
UK Trans Info

Research and guidance by UK Trans Info includes 'Gender Recognition: Where Next?' as well as guidance on UK Legal Gender Recognition and how to change your name and title.
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Acas guide on ‘Disability discrimination: key points for the workplace’

January 7, 2016
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'Disability discrimination: key points for the workplace' was published by Acas in December 2015.
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TUC guidance on ‘supporting members with invisible impairments’

January 7, 2016
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This guidance was published by the TUC in December 2015.
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ENEI guide on inclusive communications

December 17, 2015
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'Inclusive Communications. A guide for employers' was published by the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion in 2015.
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Government guidance on ‘Providing services for transgender customers’

December 7, 2015
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'Providing services for transgender customers: a guide' was published by the Government Equalities Office in November 2015.
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Government guidance on ‘Recruiting and retaining transgender staff: a guide for employers’

December 7, 2015
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'Recruiting and retaining transgender staff: a guide for employers' was published by the Government Equalities Office in November 2015.
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EU guide on ‘Child rights in European law’

December 7, 2015
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

A 'Handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child' was published by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the Council of Europe in November 2015.
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