Examples of considerations to be inclusive:

  • Discussions and tasks should be non-discriminatory to attendees.

  • Case studies showing positive images of people of different backgrounds, such as using films/videos which do not include characters that reinforce stereotypes e.g. male trade-workers and managers, female cleaners etc.

  • Disagreements by attendees on terminology in the content, ask them what their preferred terminology would be.

  • Phrases and wordings should not be perceived as offensive to the audience or participants.

  • Explaining the use of a ‘Disclaimer’ at the beginning can help ensure that the diversity of attendees are not offended. This is due to being aware that the content is not reflective of the facilitator. This is helpful in situations where there is encouragement of a debate about a sensitive topic.

  • Note: any content which leads to creating an intimidating or threating environment to attendees of diverse groups could, under Article 14 of the Human Rights Act, lead to a criminal offence.