National Diversity Awards Blog
Schools struggling to support children with mental health problems
One in 10 children between five and 16 years old suffer with depression, anxiety or conduct disorder, according to the

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Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability
Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t

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UK boards stall in recruitment of female directors
Survey finds hires fall for first time as Britain lags behind Europe The rate at which women are being promoted

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NDA Sponsor Microsoft Seeking to Recruit Autistic Workers
Microsoft says it wants to hire more people with autism in full-time roles. The tech giant is to start by

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2015 NDA Winner Funke Abimbola Placed on Debrett’s 500 List
After winning the National Diversity Award for gender in 2015, Funke Abimbola has continued to prove herself to be a

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Arts Council must “radically improve” young person diversity monitoring
Arts organisations should understand the make-up of their young participants as well as they understand their adult audiences, a report

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Autistic & Proud
Despite my autism and my chronic bowel condition I managed to achieve ISTD grades in Dance and Drama with Modern

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Top award from PM for Black Cultural Archives patron Brawn
Top award from PM for Black Cultural Archives patron Brawn Miranda Brawn, patron of Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, has won

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Disabled children with behavioural issues ‘hidden away’
Disabled children in England with severe behavioural and complex mental health issues are being “separated and hidden” from society, a

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MI 6 chief on why gender diversity is a matter of national urgency
MI 6 Chief Sir Alex Younger believes Britain’s got tech talent, and attracting the best and brightest means levelling the

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Gender pay gap starts early with 20% disparity in pocket money – study
Girls aged five to 16 receive £2.20 less per week than boys and are allowed less financial independence, report shows

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Hate crime towards disabled rises by 700 per cent
Other forms of recorded hate crime incidents seem to be dropping. Recorded hate crime incidents towards disabled people in West

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Flintshire-based RainbowBiz Thrives After Receiving Support from Business Wales
A social enterprise company based in Flintshire is thriving after receiving support from the Welsh Government’s business support service, Business

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Asda, Co-op the only retailers listed on top LGBT-inclusive list
Asda and The Co-op are the only retailers to have been listed in Stonewall’s list of top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers.

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2017 Needs To Be The Year Major Improvements Are Made For People With A Learning Disability
When a New Year starts, it is supposed bring new hope for the year ahead. For the 1.4 million people

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Open University & Debenhams bring the ultimate VIP career styling experience
The Open University & Debenhams have joined together to give away exclusive career styling makeovers to eight lucky candidates. The

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Bafta race row: awards slammed for scarcity of BAME nominations
Diversity debate rages as non-white actors and directors miss out while Bafta CEO points to stiff competition in strong year

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The cost of being a visible role model
“It is time to stop being humble and to start telling your story” –     Melanie Eusebe, Chair and Co-Founder, Black British

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Equality and Diversity
When I publish a post I like to make it punchy and not too long. The reason behind this lies

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Gender pay gap down to 5% among UK workers in their 20s, study finds
But Resolution Foundation says women will still earn significantly less during their careers as the gap widens after age 30

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6 best LGBT-inclusive books for kids and young adults
Discover reads that will help broaden their horizons – and encourage compassion in the classroom The stories we’re told as

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