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Civil Service Race Champion

A range of posts by or supported by the Civil Service Race Champion, Richard Heaton, and focused on how we make the Civil Service more inclusive and representative.

Why diversity is more important now than ever

Sherin Aminossehe

Civil Service Race Champion Richard Heaton introduces Sherin Aminossehe, the new Race Champion at the Ministry of Defence, who explains why, during the coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever that we leverage our diversity.

A look back at 2019 – Civil Service Race Champion Richard Heaton

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Civil Service Race Champion Richard Heaton looks back at progress towards greater diversity and inclusion in 2019 - and looks forward to 2020 and the work that remains to be done.

Difference equals success for the Civil Service – improving ethnic diversity

Roxanne Ohene and Vicky Elliott seated side by side

Civil Service Race Champion Richard Heaton introduces the deputy directors of the cross-Civil Service Ethnic Diversity Programme, who write about their work, the successes to date and the challenges they face.

Difference equals success for the Civil Service

Head and shoulders of bespectacled Paul Morrison, standing in front of a rubber plant and wallpaper with a pattern of tropical green plant leaves

The Home Office's Paul Morrison asks readers to reflect on some of the assumptions that can count against people, in a plea for diversity of thought, as well as a recognition of our cultural and personal bias.

Focus on staff networks: Race to the Top Grade 6/7 Network

Bernadette Thompson and Anita Bhalla standing side by side

Civil Service Race Champion Richard Heaton introduces the first of two posts focusing on the work of staff networks in creating an equal workplace for all, here, the Race to the Top Grade 6/7 Network.

The Race Champion Blog – difference equals success for the Civil Service

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In the first post in his Race Champion Blog, Richard Heaton introduces Sam Balch, who writes about breaking down barriers to conversations about race between people from different backgrounds.