Departmental LGBT networks are a great way to engage people in diversity and inclusion.

This guidance helps you to set up and run a network in your department.


Establishing an employee network can be beneficial to staff, teams and the organisation as a whole.

A departmental LGBT networks can:

  • build communities of LGBT staff inside departments
  • give a collective voice on issues affecting LGB* staff
  • make departments more open and inclusive
  • provide better peer support
  • promote career progression

The Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion team have created best practice guidance for staff on setting up and running a departmental network.

If you’ve set up a network, make sure you sign up to the CSRA networks newsletter