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Equality and diversity in service user involvement

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Equality and diversity in service user involvement

Part of the Service User Involvement Managers Network
July 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm


How do we achieve diversity in and through service user involvement? And can participation help to address issues of equality and diversity?

Clinks’ service user involvement managers’ network is designed to give you the chance to share your ideas, expertise and challenges with your peers in the sector.  Whether you’re new to service user involvement or have lots of experience in supporting engagement and participation, join us to support, inspire and learn from one another.

At this network event, in partnership with IF group we will be exploring equality and diversity in service user involvement:

  • How can we involve a diverse range of people with lived experience and ensure we hear from many different voices?
  • What are the barriers to engagement for different groups?
  • How can diversity in participation support equality and diversity in your organisation?

Involving people with lived experience of the criminal justice system in designing, developing and delivering services is a vital way in which the voluntary sector supports people to change their lives. Yet achieving meaningful service user involvement can be hugely challenging, and ensuring the full range of people you support are enabled to take part, even more so.

We will hear from expert speakers, including Shaping our Lives and our partners the IF group, as well as plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss these themes together.

This event is for Clinks members only (click here to check if you are a Clinks member, and click here to join Clinks)

This event follows our regional criminal justice forum focusing alternatives to sentencing. To book a place see here


£25, member only

Click here to check if you are a Clinks member, and click here to join Clinks

We do not want cost to be a barrier to participation so if this is a problem for you, please get in touch: 

Terms and Conditions

Full terms and conditions apply

Cancellations must be made in writing to  Please include your organisation name and delegate contact details.

If you cancel your booking:

  • 1 month or more before the event, no charges will be incurred. If payment has been made, a refund will be arranged.
  • Less than 1 month, but more than five working days before the event, Clinks will retain 50% of the fee and a refund can be arranged for the remainder.
  • Within five working days of the event, Clinks will retain 100% of the fee and no refund will be applicable.
  • If you do not attend the event Clinks will retain 100% of the fee, unless a legitimate reason for not attending can be provided.  Such decisions are at the discretion of Clinks.