Diversity, inclusion and anti-racism – resources

We’re sharing a collection of resources that can be used to support good practice around diversity, equality and inclusion within the speech and language therapy profession.

RCSLT resources

Health and Care Professions Council standards

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of proficiency on equality, diversity and non-discrimination set out expectations the profession must adhere to.

External resources

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)

  • Cultural competence e-learning – The first two modules are aimed at all healthcare professionals. The first session aims to describe what is meant by ‘culture’ and why it is important for health professionals to be aware of how this can impact health. The second session describes cultural competence and its importance for health professionals working across cross-cultural situations. The third session is aimed solely at midwives.
  • Leadership for clinicians e-learning – Designed to support clinicians, of all professions, to develop an understanding of their role in contributing to the management and leadership of healthcare services.
  • Freedom to Speak Up programme – An online training programme aimed at helping healthcare workers to understand the vital role they can play to support a culture of speaking up in the workplace.


  • Migrant health guide – collection of Public Health England advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners.


Tiny Happy People

The BBC’s Tiny happy people initiative focuses on language development for children in the UK. The website includes guidance, resources and activities to help parents develop their child’s language and communication skills. See also:

Sage journals

Through the RCSLT’s Sage research methods package, members can access the following titles and chapters for free:

We will be working with members to identify gaps in the guidance and resources currently available, as well as barriers to implementation.

Putting in the work: An anti-racist reading and resource list




  • Springer Nature research publisher – A collection of books, articles and journals that endorse the statement Black Lives Matter
  • Cambridge University Press – Protests, policing and race collection
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla F Saad
  • Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
  • Whitewashing Britain: Race and citizenship in the postwar era by Kathleen Paul
  • White Fragility: Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • How to be less stupid about race by Crystal M Fleming
  • Natives: Race and class in the ruins of Empire by Akala
  • So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • White Rage: the unspoken truth of our racial divide by Carol Anderson
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
  • Raising Free People: Unschooling As Liberation and Healing Work by Akilah S Richards
  • Speech and Language Therapy and Professional Identity: Challenging Received Wisdom by Jane Stokes and Marian McCormick
  • Arday, J and Mirza, HS (2018) Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Pierce, C, Carew, J, Pierce-Gonzalez, D, and Willis, D (1978) An experiment in racism: TV commercials. In Pierce, C (Ed), Television and education (pp 62–88). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.


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