The Gold Guide 5th Edition May 2014 clearly states that all members of an ARCP panel should have been trained in Equality and Diversity and that this training is updated every 3 years. Anyone who sits on an interview panel, an ARCP panel or appeal, or is involved in investigations, especially in relation to bullying and harassment, also requires Equality and Diversity training. Trainees have challenged HEEM in relation to discrimination around ARCPs and Recruitment, and it is important that staff are trained, aware and mindful of these issues.
HEEM recommends that all named Clinical and Educational Supervisors have been trained in equality and diversity every 3 years to meet the Gold Guide requirements.
Various Courses are available and HEEM approves the following as appropriate for training.
HEEM also has an equality and diversity online module, which examines these issues in relation to Recruitment, selection and interviews. This would not be suitable for all trainers, or for those involved in ARCP panels but can be accessed by contacting Sarah Wheatley firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be other appropriate online and face to face courses available. If you do access any alternatives we would happily look at these and see if they can also be approved by HEEM. We would expect any courses to cover the following topics
We would expect all educators who have undergone any Equality and Diversity training to have a certificate to evidence there attendance and completion.
Please contact Dan Kinnair on email@example.com with the details of any other equality and diversity courses you have accessed.