Diversity and Inclusion Team

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The Durham Scout Diversity and Inclusion Team are responsible for providing guidance and support and promoting diversity and inclusion within the county (gender, race, religion, age, sexuality, additional needs, mental health etc). If you’re passionate about equal opportunities and/or have some specialist or practical knowledge on any aspect of diversity and inclusion that you’re willing to share, membership of the Diversity and Inclusion Team is for you.

We’re looking for team members willing to share their knowledge with other scouters, so that Durham Scout County can be as diverse and inclusive as possible

What does the Diversity and Inclusion Team Do?

_MG_5615The Diversity and Inclusion Team are responsible for supporting the county by:

  • Providing guidance and advice to the county team on all matters relating to diversity and inclusion
  • Providing guidance and advice to the county executive committee on all matters relating to diversity and inclusion
  • Providing guidance and support to adult leaders on all matters relating to diversity and inclusion
  • Providing guidance and support to youth members on applicable matters relating to diversity and inclusion

What is a Scout Active Support Unit?

Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader. Find out more on the Scout Active Support website.

Diversity and Inclusion

Please note that membership of a County SASU brings with it a responsibility to assure the safety, safeguarding and data of our young people and fellow adult volunteers. If not already completed in another Scouting role, membership of a County SASU therefore brings with it the necessity to complete certain training within five months of joining the SASU. This consists of Module 1 ("Essential Information"), GDPR training and from September 2020, online safety and safeguarding training.

How does the team work?

The team is made up of like minded people who have a specific interest in and knowledge of diversity and inclusion. Here is how it works:

  • We'll sort out all your paperwork (including adding your new role to Compass and a DBS check if you're not already a member), so you're ready to roll.
  • You'll be kept up to date with all the latest news about
    • Requests for specific support from sections, groups and districts, where you may be able to help provide guidance and support (usually by e-mail or phone, but occasionally with a section visit)
    • Specific events, such as supporting Pride parades and events
  • You may decide to take on a specific role - such as providing guidance and support for a specific aspect of diversity and inclusion, or organising a specific event such as a Pride event

Apply here to join the Diversity and Inclusion Team

Use our online application form to apply for membership of the county diversity and inclusion team

Once you've joined, keep an eye out for our emails about the next event.

Contact Us

If you've got any questions, please get in touch with May James and Nat Hayler, ACCs (Diversity and Inclusion) and Diversity and Inclusion Team Managers at diversity.inclusion@durhamscouts.org.uk