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Who we work with

Organisations we work with as part of our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Who we work with

Social Work England works in partnership with the following organisations and schemes:

Disability Confident is a government programme which helps employers (do all of the following):

  • recruit and retain great people
  • challenge attitudes and increase understanding of disability
  • draw from the widest possible pool of talent
  • secure high-quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard-working
  • improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating fair treatment

We currently hold Level 2 accreditation and are actively working towards achieving Level 3 certification.

You can learn more about Disability Confident.

The Mindful Business Charter is a practical framework.

It encourages us to be more thoughtful about the impact we have on each other. It also allows us to talk openly and honestly with others.

It provides a common language built on 4 pillars:

  • openness and respect: create and facilitate safe, open cultures to build trust
  • smart meetings and communications: think about what you are saying, when, and to whom
  • respecting rest periods: give consideration to the need for you and others to switch off
  • mindful delegation: collaborate, instruct and delegate with care

Being a signatory of this charter means we can collaborate, support, and share learning with a network of other signatory organisations. This helps create positive change.

You can learn more about the Mindful Business Charter.

The Race At Work Charter is a public commitment to improving equality of opportunity in the workplace.

It was inspired by (both of the following):

Signatory organisations are asked to make 7 commitments:

  1. appoint an Executive Sponsor for race equality
  2. capture ethnicity data and publicise progress
  3. commit at board level to zero tolerance of harassment and bullying
  4. make equity, diversity and inclusion the responsibility of all leaders and managers
  5. take action that supports Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse employee career progression
  6. support race inclusion allies in the workplace
  7. include Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse-led enterprise owners in supply chains

We have signed the charter and are working towards achieving the commitments. This work demonstrates our promise to (do both of the following):

  • address race inequalities
  • create a working environment where all employees can flourish

You can learn more about the Race at Work Charter.

The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) are a UK-based, not-for-profit organisation. They help employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures. They do this through membership, training, and consultancy services.

TIDE (Talent Inclusion and Diversity Evaluation) is enei’s self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool. The tool measures an organisation’s approach and progress on diversity and inclusion. It measures the following areas:

  • workforce
  • strategy and plan
  • leadership and accountability
  • recruitment and attraction
  • training and development
  • other employment practices
  • communication and engagement
  • procurement

We are proud winners of an enei TIDE silver award for 2023 to 2024. This is an improvement on our bronze award for 2022 to 2023.

You can learn more about enei.

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