Ofcom publishes Equal Opportunities Toolkit for Broadcasters

12 July 2005

12 July 2005

Ofcom today publishes a toolkit for broadcasters aimed at helping them to promote equal opportunities in the radio and television industries.

The toolkit contains practical advice, examples of best practice and other suggestions designed to help broadcasters benefit from the experiences of others in promoting equal opportunities.

Under the 2003 Communications Act, Ofcom is required to promote the importance of equal opportunities to all radio and television broadcasters. The Act also says that Ofcom must make sure that every broadcaster we license has proper arrangements in place.

Ofcom Chairman David Currie said: "The toolkit covers policies and procedures and includes templates that can be easily adapted to different circumstances and help broadcasters meet their licence requirements in this area.

"We hope it will be a useful resource for broadcasters and contribute to creating a more inclusive and diverse broadcasting industry."