Corporate report

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Barriers to career progression for talented LGB&T individuals in the UK Civil Service

Independent report by Ben Summerskill looking at ways the Civil Service can better support LGB&T staff.

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Barriers to career progression for talented LGB & T individuals in the UK Civil Service

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This report was commissioned by the Civil Service Talent Action Plan: Removing the barriers to success which called for further independent reports to examine the barriers faced by those:

  • who declare disabilities
  • are from a minority-ethnic background
  • are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGB&T)

Written by Ben Summerskill, former Chief Executive of LGB&T charity Stonewall UK, this report looks at the experiences of LGB&T staff working in the Civil Service in the last 30 years and makes recommendations addressing the following areas:

  • talent processes and career development
  • culture in the Civil Service
  • leadership and accountability
Published 26 March 2015