CIfA acknowledges there needs to be a culture change around equality and diversity practice in archaeology.
CIfA's Board of Directors has agreed to embark on a comprehensive strategy that will have the greatest impact for the profession and strongly recognises the important roles of organisations representing employers, employees and those in education. CIfA is working with the Industry Group (an existing collaboration between FAME, Prospect and CIfA) to jointly develop a pan-sectoral strategy on equality and diversity in archaeology. This would be owned by all three organisations and would commit each to jointly working on specific actions.
To start this process, FAME, Prospect and CIfA have issued a joint statement setting out their commitment to tackling bullying, harassment and discrimination in archaeology
CIfA also formed an internal working party of its own Advisory Council to consider where CIfA should lead on equality and diversity matters and where it should play a supporting role. The recommendations in the report are now being used to advise on the order of priorities for CIfA to address.
CIfA resources for equality and diversity
- CIfA Equality and Diversity Group - membership is free to CIfA members and £10 per year for non-members
- CIfA Code of Conduct and Policy on Equal opportunities in archaeology - all accredited professional of CIfA have agreed to abide by the Code of conduct. Policy statements support the Code by setting out good practice
- 10 steps to diversify your workplace
- Professional ethics case studies
- Wellbeing - useful links and case studies for organisations and individuals
External resources for equality and diversity
- BAJR Guide – Respect: acting against harassment in archaeology - external link
- Equality and Human Rights Commission advice and guidance - external link
- Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development diversity and inclusion resources - external link
- Protect - external link