Our network brings together equality leads from local public bodies such as Derby City Council, Connexions, the University of Derby and the Student Union, Derby College and local NHS, Police, Fire and Probation Services. We are also joined by equality specialists such as Energise, Derbyshire Friend, Julia Allen Diversity Ltd and Derby Racial Equality Council. Partners also include private and third sector organisations that are adopting best practice, such as Derby County In The Community and Shoosmiths.
We meet six times a year to exchange good practice. We collaborate to run an annual event to promote diversity; past events have included workshops on Equality Impact Assessments, Equality Issues in Procurement and marking key dates such as International Day Against Homophobia. Our network also produces a multi-faith calendar each year and creates sub-groups to take forward specific joint projects.