Civil Service: Staff Networks

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th March 2006.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many staff networks there are in the Civil Service; and what they are named.

Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Government Whip, Government Whip

There are currently eight corporate Civil Service-wide staff networks:

A:Gender, for transgender, transsexual and inter-sex staff;

Civil Service Carers' Network;

Civil Service Disability Network (CSDN);

Civil Service Islamic Society (CSIS);

Civil Service Race Equality Network (CSREN);

Civil Service Rainbow Alliance (CSRA) for lesbian, gay, and bisexual staff;

Minority Ethnic Talent Association (META), a newly created network for staff who have participated on the corporate leadership development programme for minority ethnic staff;

Pathways; and

Whitehall Christian Fellowship

Most departments similarly have diversity staff networks on strand-specific issues, but the Cabinet Office does not hold details of departmental staff networks centrally.

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