In November 2021, Jeff Greenidge, Director of Diversity at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), chaired the discussion ‘EDI and Safeguarding: what binds us together’ at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Annual Conference.
In the lead up to November’s ‘month of learning’, I wrote about how the FE sector is ‘stronger together’. One critical way to achieving this is through an inclusive culture which enables a diverse range of voices to share their experiences and knowledge.
Human trafficking, drug addiction and domestic violence – these were just some of the experiences that the learners leading the workshops at Fircroft College had survived, writes Teresa Carroll, Head of Wellbeing and Inclusion at The Education and Training Foundation (ETF).
In appreciating ethnicity, gender, age, languages, beliefs, abilities and many other dimensions, civil society moves inexorably – if unevenly – towards a world where equality for all is protected and diversity is not only celebrated but promoted.