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One  definition of diversity is: Diversity means having differences within an organisation or setting. Diversity recognises we are all different in many ways. People with differing identities, backgrounds and experiences should all have equitable access to resources and decision-making. Some people prefer to use the term ‘representation’ to focus on how organisations should be reflective of the society we live in and the communities we serve. (

This short video looks at  what diversity means, and this will help you to develop  an understanding about diversity: is important that as practitioners   that we understand what diversity means, we recognise the diversity of the children and young people we work with ,  and understand what we need to do to ensure our practice meets diverse needs. This resource list  gives examples of books  to enhance diversity in practice: