Designing and delivering our Equality and Diversity Strategy for 2020 – 2022

We published our Equality and Diversity Strategy for 2020 to 2022, in April 2020, after it was approved by our Board in March 2020. The Strategy forms an important part of our commitment to ensure meaningful compliance with our equality duties in every aspect of our work, both as an employer and as the regulator of barristers in England and Wales. The Strategy gives an update on our equality objectives for 2017 to 2019 and sets five equality objectives for the period to April 2022, which our Equality and Access to Justice Team co-produced with over 30 internal and external stakeholders.

This spirit of collaboration will continue as we implement the Strategy, which will drive our work to improve equality and diversity at the Bar over the next two years, and to embed best equalities and anti-discrimination practice in all areas of our work. As part of the Strategy, we will work to improve working cultures, address discrimination and harassment, and explore how we can we effectively contribute to the wellbeing agenda and improve access to justice.

We are always keen to hear from anyone who has insight into how we can achieve our Equality Objectives. If you have any insight or thoughts about this area of our work, please do not hesitate to contact us at equality@barstandardsboard.org.uk.

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