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Here you will find all the resources in the CDN website.

EHRC legal guidance on using databases

 Databases with details of an individual’s personal characteristics, such as race or gender, would be really useful in helping us promote diversity but I’ve been told that holding and sharing this information would breach the Data Protection Act. It is lawful to invite people to apply to be on a list or database which records individuals’ personal characteristics, from which…

Making reasonable adjustments

Employers have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to remove barriers that put disabled workers at a disadvantage compared with those who are not disabled, so they can do their work and apply for jobs in the same way as non-disabled people. This is the duty to make reasonable adjustments. Reasonable adjustments may involve amending practices or rules, changing…

Unconscious bias

Having an ‘Unconscious bias’ doesn’t mean you?re a racist or don’t like disabled people! It’s a term used to describe bias that we are unaware of, and which is outside our conscious control. It occurs because the brain makes quick judgments and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences. And because of this,…

Accessible locations

A simple checklist to use when location scouting to ensure your studio, set or unit location is as accessible as possible

Positive action schemes

Positive action can be used to develop people from underrepresented or disadvantaged groups to gain skills which will enable them to better compete with others, and help widen the talent pool. Positive action is permitted by law where an organisation has evidence – ideally gained from diversity monitoring but not necessarily sophisticated statistical data or research – that people from particular groups…

Channel 4 gender representation research

At its recent D.I.V.E.R.S.E. Festival, Channel 4 released research it has commissioned on gender representation on TV. The results were fairly conclusive: after examining 500 hours of TV across the broadcasters (BBC, ITV, C4, C5 and Sky 1), the researchers found that: Men are twice as likely as women to appear on TV, although these ratios change significantly by genre,…

Disabled people still under-represented in TV

DISABLED PEOPLE STILL UNDER-REPRESENTED IN TV AT JUST 5% OF THE WORKFORCE, UNCHANGED IN A DECADE The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) and Creative Skillset are calling for the TV industry to look urgently at the numbers of disabled staff in television and come together to improve representation levels This joint call comes in response to the Creative Skillset workforce survey…

Guidance from Pact.

Pact’s diversity site has a comprehensive range of guidance from diversity schemes to industry reports. http://diversity.pact.co.uk/

Business Disability Forum

Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. http://www.businessdisabilityforum.org.uk/

NatCen Quality Review of Diamond Data

Creative Diversity Network asked the National Institute for Social Research (NatCen) to undertake a quality review of Diamond- The First Cut. NatCen were asked to provide an overview of the reliability of the Diamond data and evaluate CDN’s analysis and interpretation of the data.  

Diamond Media Centre

All the resources you need to celebrate Diamond, share your involvement and join the diversity conversation. Fact Sheets An overview of the Diamond project and what it means for those contributing data Quick Facts for Contributors Guidance Notes for Production Companies WATCH a short promo about DIAMOND Logo Download the Diamond logo for use in online communications by clicking on the…

Diamond wording for release forms and contracts

In this document you will find the standard Diamond wording for use in contracts and release forms. This will let contributors know why, and on what basis, we collect their name and email address. It also provides links to further information. This wording has been agreed by Pact and Pact members can access this wording on the Pact website. The wording is…