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Stonewall Diversity Champion 

Stonewall is the national organisation representing lesbians, gay men and bisexuals.

Stonewall is a member of the Equality and Diversity Forum, a network of national organisations committed to progress on age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, and sexual orientation issues.

Stonewall Diversity Champions

We joined the Stonewall Diversity Champion programme in 2009.

The Stonewall Diversity Champions programme is Britain's good practice forum in which employers can work with Stonewall, and each other, to promote lesbian, gay and bisexual equality in the workplace.

As Diversity Champions, the Council has access to best practice sharing, networking opportunities and research from a wide range of organisations.

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index is the definitive national benchmark for employers on lesbian, gay and bi-sexual issues and highlights best practice.

The Index is published annually and covers 9 areas of policy and practice.

Employers are assessed against a range of criteria including:

  • Effective employment policies
  • Staff and community engagement
  • Equal benefits
  • Training
  • Monitoring
  • Staff network functions; and
  • Supplier policies

As well as staff's response to the Stonewall confidential employee questionnaire.

The Council joined the Index in 2009 when we were rated 112th out of 314 entries from the private and public sector. In 2010 the Council improved its ranking to 50th making it a ‘Top 100 Employer’.

This is a prestigious achievement and helps demonstrate our commitment to serving all areas of the community.

For further information, visit the Stonewall website.

Neil James

Human Resources Manager, Workforce Strategy Policy

4th Floor

Maritime House

1 Linton Road


IG11 8HG


Phone: 020 8227 2495

Email: neil.james@lbbd.gov.uk