The Vital Role of Independent Domestic Violence Advocates in Addressing Domestic Abuse

Culturally Competent Support: The Vital Role of IDVAs in Addressing Domestic Abuse In the fight against domestic abuse, Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) stand as pillars of support, guiding victims through tumultuous times and towards safety. Their dedication and expertise are invaluable in navigating the complex web of services available to survivors. However, as we […]

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The benefits of mentoring for ethnically diverse women in advancing careers

Mentoring continues to be a beneficial leadership tool for ethnically diverse women who are looking to advance their leadership skills or better still source business opportunities for several reasons. It provides: Greater access to experience and knowledge: Mentors can provide guidance and advice based on their own experience and knowledge, which can help mentees navigate

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Vicarious liability

Vicarious liability can present a significant challenge for employers, as it extends responsibility beyond individual actions, leading to shared accountability for both employers and employees. In the context of racism and other inequalities in the workplace, understanding and addressing vicarious liability becomes even more crucial. Below, we explore the responsibilities of employers and employees regarding

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Understanding unconscious bias

Action West London Unconscious bias refers to the prejudice or stereotypes that individuals hold about certain groups of people without conscious awareness. These biases are typically formed through subconscious associations and experiences, and they can influence our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in various ways. While everyone holds unconscious biases to some degree, they can have

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The Silent Crisis: The Impact of Poor Housing on the Wellbeing of Older Adults

Introduction: In the heart of England, millions of people find themselves trapped in homes that not only fail to meet basic decency criteria but are actively damaging their health and wellbeing. The intersection of the cost-of-living crisis, rising energy prices, and poor-quality housing has created a dire situation, particularly for those aged fifty-five and over.

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Unveiling the Shocking Child Abuse Failures: Rochdale’s Dark Past Exposed

Introduction: In a recent independent assurance review, Rochdale’s handling of child sexual exploitation cases between 2004 and 2013 has come under severe scrutiny. The report, led by child protection specialist Malcolm Newsam and former senior police officer Gary Ridgway, reveals massive failings by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Rochdale Council in addressing and protecting victims

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Unlocking Success: Embrace Diversity in Your Workforce with Our Services

In the ever-evolving landscape of the professional world, the value of diversity is not just a buzzword – it’s a strategic imperative. If your company is finding itself surrounded by familiar faces, it’s time to consider why. Perhaps the doors to diverse talent remain closed, or worse, potential candidates are hesitant to even knock. Breaking

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Introduction to Sexual Harassment:

Sexual harassment is a pervasive issue that undermines the well-being and productivity of individuals within workplaces.  It encompasses unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature that creates a hostile or intimidating environment for the victims.  The impact of sexual harassment extends beyond the immediate incident, often causing emotional distress, damage to mental health, and hindrance to

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Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Strides Towards Gender Equality

As we approach the end of 2023, it’s a fitting moment to look back at the positive developments that have brought us closer to dismantling patriarchal norms and fostering gender equality. In this blog post, we’ll revisit eight key insights that have emerged throughout the year, shedding light on various aspects of women’s experiences and

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