Equality and Diversity Coming Together for Cornwall

Our Vision is for Cornwall to be a place where equality, opportunity and fairness are available to all; where we value our unique cultural heritage, celebrate diversity in all its forms and create an environment where all individuals and communities, regardless of need, want or aspiration, have an equal chance of realising their full potential.

Cornwall Wide Objectives 2017

The Multi-Agency, Equality, Diversity and Hate Crime Group met with Diversity Network for Cornwall members to think about making this area of work considerably stronger in Cornwall.   They have agreed to become the Cornwall Equality and Diversity Network.  They have produced a Memorandum of Understanding as the two groups merge.  MoU 

Here are some of our aims:-


  • Visible
  • Challenging
  • Proactive
  • Enabling
  • Empowering
  • Participative
  • Representation
  • Action
  • More Equality
  • Credible


  • Values Statement
  • Terms of Reference & Constitution
  • Membership
  • Structure
  • Quick Wins
  • Commitment
  • Continuity
  • Bring Best of Both Organisations Together
  • Resources

Claire explaining the task?

Dina and Teresa doing their own thing?

Tied up in knots??

 The Diversity Network for Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly

DNFC logo

The Diversity Network for Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly is a registered charity and works as an umbrella organisation for Equality and Diversity groups in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Working hand-in-hand with Victim Support Cornwall, Devon and Cornwall Police, Faith Forum, Inclusion Cornwall, FFLAG, Unity Cornwall, Intercom Trust, CREC, Cornwall Deaf Association, Cornwall Council and many other voluntary and statutory organisations to promote and support the development of a strategic, pro-active approach to Equality and Diversity issues in Cornwall.

Dnfc work directly to tackle the most challenging diversity and equality issues in Cornwall, such as racial harassment, discrimination, migrant workers’ issues, human trafficking, forced marriage and crimes of honour, and FGM (female genital mutilation).

Believing that only by educating the community through the provision of real information can discriminatory behaviour be changed. They offer advice and guidance to front-line staff, schools (children and staff), and other service providers. And also assist people in need on a one-to-one basis.

Minutes from CEDN in April  2019 Minutes

Minutes from CEDN in July 2019 – coming soon