UK regulated professionals survey on DEI issues


A survey and report from the Young Foundation in the UK found that 70% of professionals have experienced “discriminatory or exclusionary behaviour in the workplace." Likewise, 70% of respondents had experienced at least one barrier to entry into their profession. "The top barriers were affordability of training or qualifications and “a lack of networks” with people already working in the profession. These were followed by a lack of role models or mentors, and worries about 'fitting in' when belonging to a minority." The report indicated “widespread scepticism about the capacity of EDI initiatives to deliver meaningful change." Recommendations for regulatory bodies include reframing EDI as "non-negotiable" and integral to all decision-making.

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