Equal Opportunity Statement
PTUK has never and will never accept a world where there exists disproportionate opportunities and penalties based on skin colour.
The PTUK and PTI Boards are committed to ensuring that every member feels heard and acknowledged as an individual at all times whether that be during their Play Therapy training or once qualified as a Play Therapist.
As a result of recent events, we have reviewed and challenged the internal structures and the way in which we work to ensure that as an organisation we are robust in our approach to promoting anti-racist practice, equality and diversity - please see our policies page.
As a result, we are and will continue:
- To provide access to training for all and to positively encourage applicants from ethnic minorities
- To work with our partners to ensure our policies align, reflecting our commitment to not only non-discriminatory, anti-racist practice but all other aspects of life
- To raise therapists' awareness of resources which promote diversity within the therapeutic tool kit
- To increase communication between Registrants and the PTUK and PTI Boards
Our on-going work will focus on:
- Raising awareness, within the student handbook, of the policies of PTUK and PTI and our Partners
- Inclusion of a Workshop on Equality and Diversity at the PTUK Conference on 24th October 2020
- Raising awareness through our 2021 PTUK Conference with the theme "Equality, Diversity and Inclusion"
- Reviewing and developing training material to include non-discriminatory, anti-racist practice
- Ensuring CPD courses accredited by PTUK/PTI evidence their commitment to non-discriminatory, anti-racist practice.
- Annual review of PTUK and PTI's Policies
The PTUK and PTI Boards are supportive of all their members and would like to invite members to contact the Board in confidence on firstname.lastname@example.org to voice any concerns about racism and discrimination they have witnessed during training, clinical supervision or within their practice as a Play Therapist.