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Welcome to this self study pack where we look at Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). It covers the things we need to think about, and what we need to do when working with children and young people from diverse backgrounds. 
For some people the words equality, diversity, and inclusion may feel complicated, and outside of our experience or understanding.
This self study pack will introduce you to the language surrounding equality, diversity, and inclusion, which we abbreviate to EDI to make it easy to use in your practice and life.
The content of this self study pack explores themes of discrimination, prejudice, and inequality such as racism, transphobia, and ableism. 
You will look at how issues of inequality and oppression work in society,  as well as thinking more specifically about practice, with children and young people, that acknowledges, and addresses inequalities. 
You will have the chance to think about your own knowledge and experience, and what you can do as a practitioner with children and young people, to ensure fair and equitable practices. 
We value all of your knowledge and experience and believe that it is all helpful in this work, so please think about what you already know. This might be reflecting on how you have been treated as a woman, or as a Muslim person, or as an LGBT+ or disabled person. 
It will also be helpful to reflect on what you know as a white person or a non-disabled person and to be aware that addressing inequalities is everyone’s role, in society and particularly when working as a practitioner with children and young people.

Content Warning
We hope that some of this content will feel empowering and informative for those of you experiencing prejudice and discrimination – such as homophobia – but we are also aware that it might be emotionally challenging and painful to reflect on your own experiences and those of others. 

There is a list of support, information, resources, and organisations in section 7 that we encourage you to use.

The first section has five sprints where we look at Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and a final sprint activity to support you to consolidate your learning and think about how you will apply what you have learned to your practice with children and young people.

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Sally Carr MBE is a nationally recognised leader in professional youth work and community development. For over 30 years, she has worked across the statutory, voluntary, and private sectors, founding and leading regional and national youth and community work projects. Sally’s innovative and inspirational work has been recognised with several accolades including the Prime Minister’s Award and an MBE. Her contribution to equality, diversity, and inclusion, as well as social justice, has garnered awards at regional and national levels. Since 1988, Sally has dedicated her life to LGBTQ+ equalities work and youth mental health. She continues to contribute to youth and community development in the UK and internationally, including as a Non-Executive Director of various youth organisations. As a proud gay, disabled, elder queer,  Romany Gypsy person,  she has ensured that understanding the lived experiences of discrimination, disadvantage, poverty, and trauma are integral to this self study pack, and how practitioners can foreground all their work with a commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging.
Sally is currently leading a project to develop a model of Therapeutic Youth Work

Thanks to my esteemed colleagues who collaborated in producing this self study pack: 
Dr. Ali Hanbury, Mary Kenny, Jayne Mugglestone, and Carina Badger