Fair and Inclusive  

Updated 22 January 2021

The council is committed to being a fair and inclusive employer and service provider to the city. This means all staff must understand their role in understanding diversity within the workplace and community, and how they embed equality and inclusion in everything they do.

Learning and Development is one of the workstreams of the Fair and Inclusive Action Plan, our response in particular to racial inequality and disability discrimination.

Our Learning and Development offer

Our courses running on Teams and Zoom, including the mandatory briefings and anti-racism training  


The impact of micro-behaviours
Inclusion Essentials
Inclusive Leadership
Unconscious Bias
Reasonable Adjustments
Tackling Race Bias
Virtual Recruitment
Personal Development Planning
Neurodiversity in the workplace
All other eLearning 

Our behaviour framework
The framework applies to all of us no matter what general or specialist skills our job requires. It is a tool to help us and will enable
us to identify the behaviours we need to do our job to the highest standard, but also to recognise and feel comfortable addressing
behaviours that don’t.
Find it here

Free Future Learn course - Leading Culturally Diverse Teams in the Workplace
Explore why cultural diversity matters in the workplace and how multicultural teams can benefit your organisation. This is a free course, via Future Learn

Community Voices video
Residents of Brighton & Hove talking about their living and working in the city, their feelings around its inclusivity and their experiences of using council services. You can find that here

NEW! Thinking about the impact of racism videos (external site)
Research in Practice have collaborated with three practice leaders who have experience of working in children’s social care, to explore how racism has affected their professional lives, and what needs to change. Three short films reflect the themes they explored, which you can access below.
Trauma attuned system - Practice Supervisor Development Programme Repository (rip.org.uk) 

NEW! Diversity and Inclusion has come a long way, but we still have a way to go (You Tube clip)
CIPD's Katie Jacobs talks to The Telegraph's Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Asif Sadiq, about his engaging panel discussion at the 2019 CIPD Festival of Work.
Asif Sadiq: D&I has come a long way, but we still have a way to go - YouTube

Action, Impact, Do
The Action, Impact, Do model of feedback is covered in the staff briefing - it's a great model to structure feedback.

‘Diversity and Inclusion for Line Managers' national conference 20 April 2021
This national online event is designed to provide line-managers with the understanding, support and guidance they need to realise their role in supporting diversity and embedding inclusive management practices within their organisation. Over the course of the day, you will receive the practical tools and insight you need to deliver the best results and empower your team to thrive. Please note that there is a charge to attend which will be funded via team budgets.
Find out more 

Can Learning and Development Team help you? 
Bespoke support can be arranged for teams and services based on need. Please contact your Learning and Development Team or Equalities contact or Andrew Parfitt or further support.


A modern approach to learning and development emphasises self-education and recognises that not all development is accessed through formal methods such as training or eLearning. This could be simply learning from day to day experiences,asking questions, reading, tv shows, podcasts, webinars, shadowing etc.

Our Equalities Team have created a list of resources that might help us all develop our thinking about race, racism and anti-racism.  It’s not an exhaustive or exclusive list and it reflects a wide range of views, some from this country, some from elsewhere. We’ve included different media and different voices, all of which can build up our knowledge. Let us know if you have seen any others.

Have a look at the resources

How to find out more, report concerns and get support

If you observe or experience a member of staff speaking or behaving inappropriately towards you or another colleague you can respond, where you feel able, in a number of ways. 

Check out the Wave page for more details.