Equality Networks offer opportunities for staff to join together to progress work on equality and inclusion in the workplace. They offer a source of peer support, networking and development, as well as the opportunity to inform and influence our organisational culture and practice.
The networks are led by staff members sharing a protected characteristic and also welcome participation by allies committed to advancing equality. Our networks are open to NES staff and trainees. NES has the following active networks:
Carer Positive is funded by the Scottish Government. The award includes three levels or stages: from ‘Engaged’ to ‘Established’ through to ‘Exemplary’. We have now been awarded the second level ‘Established’.
The Carer Positive status is awarded to employers who can provide evidence that they meet criteria in 5 areas:
NES is a Disability Confident Employer. This scheme aims to help employers attract and make the most of the skills and talents of disabled people. It was developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives.