We want everyone to feel welcome and included. To help make sure all members receive the same guiding experience we’ve created this hub, which we intend to grow over time, where you’ll be able to find handy resources and advice about diversity and inclusion.
This new diversity and inclusion hub will cover important topics like promoting good mental health, including disabled members, hosting inclusive unit meetings and much more. We know we don’t have the answers for everything but this space will expand as we continue to learn more on our inclusivity journey. Think we are missing a topic? Let us know!
We will be adding more diversity and inclusion information, resources in due course (so stay tuned) but for now, we’re kicking things off with some inclusive activities and mental health advice…
Read about ways to celebrate different religious holidays from Girlguiding’s faith and inclusion specialist and find links to information about what you can do to include girls of all faiths and none in guiding.
Here you will find lots of ideas and activities for making sure everyone is included at your unit meetings.
Being inclusive is one of our core values. We recognise that we can’t just not be racist, we must be actively anti-racist. There are resources and support available on Girlguiding’s website design to encourage units to talk about race and racism.
We all have mental health – take a look at this page for some inspiration on promoting positive mental wellbeing for yourself and your unit.
This section has helpful information on what a young carer is and how you can support young carers in your unit.
Sometimes known as “looked after”, there are over 13,000 young people in care in Scotland. Young people might be in the care system for a whole host of reasons and there is more than one type of care system. For some general advice on supporting care experienced young people in your units then head to Girlguiding’s website today. Who Cares? Scotland has a great series of blogs written by care experienced people.
Down’s Syndrome (sometimes called Down Syndrome) is a genetic condition that is normally recognised as a learning disability. According to Down’s Syndrome Scotland, there are roughly 70 babies born each in Scotland with Down’s Syndrome. For more information please check out this helpful language guide. There are lots of ways to make sure that young people with Down’s Syndrome have a great guiding experience. Take a look at this great story about from a parent about her daughter having fun at a Hawaiian Hullabaloo!
Take a look at this section for more information on refugees, asylum seekers and how you can support them.
With the ongoing cost of living crisis, we are likely to see many more people across the UK struggling to pay their bills or living in poverty. Although it’s a difficult time, there are some things you can do to support girls in your unit.
Dyslexia is a neurological difference that can impact a lot of different areas of someone’s life. It affects the way someone processes information and is most commonly associated with difficulty reading and writing. People with Dyslexia are often great at things like problem solving and thinking creatively. If you want to learn more about Dyslexia then take a look at Dyslexia Scotland’s website. They have heaps of helpful resources about Dyslexia and support for adults and young people.
There are lots of different reasons why someone might end up in prison, so it’s important not to make any judgements and remember that it isn’t a reflection of the young person in your unit. Find out more here about supporting members impacted by crime or with imprisoned family.