Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are three concepts that help to create a fair society where everyone gets equal opportunities. We often encounter these concepts in instances such as recruiting employees to a workplace or recruiting learners (students) to a Higher Education Institute (university).
Equity vs Equality?
The core difference between equity and equality is the difference between fairness and sameness. Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.
The Equality Act 2010 ensure that individuals, or groups of individuals, are not treated less favourably based on:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage & civil partnership
- Pregnancy & maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual Orientation
How we work together on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion?
Equality, diversity and inclusion are all important issues to BIOS. This is something we aim to reflect throughout our policies and in our education and practice as a professional body. That’s why we have our BIOS Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, who sits on our advisory Council.
One way you can get involved is by becoming part of our EDI Champions network. Our aim is to have a Champion in each department, to foster a culture of inclusion throughout the profession.
If you’d like to become a champion, please contact Marian Owoniyi, our EDI Lead ([email protected]).
BIOS Faith & Cultural Calendar & Resources
Click the image to download our 2023 Multifaith Calendar. Use it on your Practice-based Learning to have a better understanding of your colleagues and service users.