S4C launches ‘Oli Wyn’ series during #AutismAwarenessWeek

Announcement availableĀ in Welsh & English language. Mae S4C wedi cyhoeddi’r gyfres deledu gyntaf yn y Gymraeg sy’n ystyried anghenion plant awtistig. Mi fydd Oli Wyn yn dechrau ar S4C yn ystod Wythnos Ymwybyddiaeth Awtistiaeth Fyd-eang yr wythnos hon. Drwy gydweithio gyda Chymdeithas Awtistig Genedlaethol Cymru (National Autistic Society Wales), mae’r cwmni cynhyrchu, Cynyrchiadau Twt, wedi rhoi ystyriaeth i anghenion plant…

Diamond Webinar

Diamond webinar hosted by CDN and Pact on Wednesday 15 November at 1pm. Register for an opportunity to feedback on your experience of using Diamond. Production companies have been working with the Diamond system for just over a year to collect diversity data on productions for the BBC, ITV, C4, C5 and SKY, both on- and off-screen. Pact and the…

CDN publishes Diamond – The First Cut

    The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) today publish Diamond – The First Cut. This first report presents the initial output of?Diamond – a system built to provide long term diversity monitoring for the TV production industry. Download Diamond – The First Cut  

Creative Diversity Awards 2017: winners announced

The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) today revealed the winners for its 2017 awards. The awards reward outstanding quality, creativity and diversity in television that represents all aspects of British society.They are designed to acknowledge outstanding work both on and off-screen and serve to showcase the best and most exciting talent in the UK. The winning programmes all demonstrate that challenging…

C4 targets Four New Frontiers in latest 360? Diversity Charter report

Channel 4 has unveiled its 360? Diversity Charter ? Two Years On report which reviews diversity achievements in 2016 and focusses on four key areas for 2017. Read the full?360? Diversity Charter report

Tony Hall welcomes progress in diversity at BBC

Tony Hall, Director General BBC, spoke at the Creative and Cultural Skills conference outlining the progress in diversity at the BBC. Read ‘A more diverse BBC’ article

2017 Creative Diversity Network Awards ? now open for entries

We have launched a call for entries for our?2017 CDN television diversity awards. These awards reward outstanding quality, creativity and diversity in television that represents all aspects of British society. Entries can be submitted from today through the dedicated CDN awards website: The deadline for entries is: Friday 10 March The award categories are designed to acknowledge outstanding work both…

The Commissioner Programme

The Commissioner Programme is a ground-breaking, joint partnership aimed at ensuring that television content and commissioning teams better reflect modern Britain. Supported by our key members Creative Skillset, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV and Sky, this leadership programme is designed to broaden the diversity of TV commissioning by bringing in new voices and perspectives, and is targeted at experienced…

Diversity charity places 700 BAME interns in the media in just four years

London 1 December 2016 ? Creative Access, a charity that facilitates access to the creative industries for young BAME talent, has today placed its 700th intern. Set up in 2012, with a mission to change the face of the media, the charity has already made a huge impact on the creative industries. Creative Access has placed 700 young BAME candidates…

Ofcom launches Diversity and Equality toolkit

Ofcom has launched a comprehensive range of information and guidance on how broadcasters can improve the diversity of their organisations. It covers Ofcom?s duties in promoting equality and diversity in employment and training in the broadcasting sector, guidance and examples of industry initiatives, and a full resource library which includes a range of reports, websites and guidance available on equal…

Equality and Diversity Policy Template

Please use the template below: [Company name] recognises that diversity and inclusion help to support creativity and innovation: they are an essential ingredient in a successful television company. We are committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion and to ensuring there is no discrimination in our company. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society. We…

CDN Awards 2014

Thanks to all those that have placed nominations for the 2014 CDN Awards. Entries have now closed. We?ve seen a huge surge in entries this year, and with close to 220 nominations being made across eight categories the competition is fierce. The panels of judges are reviewing the material submitted to compile their shortlists. For those that have nominated, we?ll…

The CDN Awards are open for nominations

The 2014 Creative Diversity Network Awards are now open for entries. The ceremony, hosted at the London Studios of current CDN Chair ITV, will take place on 11th?November 2014. The Creative Diversity Network Awards promote and celebrate excellence around the diversity agenda ? on and off screen ? in British television production. There are nine categories in this year?s awards….

Diversity Pledge

The Diversity Pledge?is a public commitment by independent production companies, in-house producers and other suppliers to take measurable steps to improve diversity in the?TV?industry. The CDN launched the industry-wide Diversity Pledge?with Pact in 2009. The pledge is split into four sections covering different aspects of diversity with practical suggestions on how to improve representation. The approach is flexible ? it?s…

Two Ticks disability scheme

The two ticks scheme ?is a recognition given by Jobcentre Plus to employers based in Great Britain who have agreed to take action to meet five commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees. It is represented by the two ticks disability symbol (displayed on the right) that participating organisations are authorised to display. What commitments…

Benchmarking performance

e-quality?is a pioneering tool designed by the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) to benchmark organisational performance in equality and diversity. It covers the nine protected groups defined in the Equality Act 2010 ? as well as other groups such as carers and ex-offenders ? and assesses performance in relation to five key areas of diversity. Diversity Benchmarking

Workplace Equality Index

Stonewall?s Workplace Equality Index is an annual?benchmarking exercise?that ranks the Top 100 Employers in Britain for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Workplace Equality Index 2014

Gender and Ethnicity Benchmark

The joint gender and ethnicity benchmark run by the Diversity campaigns at Business in the Community is a yearly two-part assessment, free to members of Opportunity Now (our gender campaign) and Race for Opportunity. It is also open to non-members. Participants benchmark against those in their sector and receive detailed and specific confidential feedback, including a banding (platinum, gold, silver…

Latest employment census of the creative media industries

Creative Skillset?s research programme analyses?representation?across the Creative Industries?of people from minority groups and seeks?to understand?and address?underrepresentation. The?latest 2012 Employment Census of the?creative media industries will be published on the website soon. Creative Skillset Census

Taking Action

                                  We believe there should be a better representation of the UK?s diverse society in the television and broadcast industry. Diversity isn?t only about ethnicity, it?s also about gender, sexuality, disability and social background. Having a diverse crew, production or workplace is a major…