The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace.
Disability Confident employers of all sizes are:
Being Disability Confident could help you discover someone your business just can’t do without.
Whether an employee has become disabled during their working life, or you’re looking for new recruits, being Disability Confident can help your people fulfil their potential and contribute fully to your team’s success.
By being Disability Confident, you’ll also be seen as leading the way in your business sector and beyond, helping to positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures.
For example, Acacia can gain all the benefits of Denise’s wealth of experience because they signed up to become a Disability Confident Employer.
Disability Confident helps businesses:
The scheme has 3 levels designed to support you at every step on your Disability Confident journey. You must complete each level before moving on to the next.
To be recognised as Disability Confident Committed, you must agree to the Disability Confident commitments and identify at least one action that you’ll carry out to make a difference for disabled people.
The commitments are:
The activities include (you must identify at least one):
Your business may be doing these things already. If so, the scheme is a great way of letting everyone know that you’re serious about equal opportunities for disabled people.
Once you’ve signed up as Disability Confident Committed you’ll receive:
Once you’ve signed up for level 1 you can progress to level 2, a Disability Confident Employer, by self-assessing your organisation around 2 themes:
Disability Confident Employers are recognised as going the extra mile to make sure disabled people get a fair chance.
Having confirmed you’ve completed your online self-assessment, you’ll be registered as a Disability Confident Employer for 3 years. You’ll receive:
By becoming a Disability Confident Leader, you’ll be acting as a champion within your local and business communities.
To reach this level you’ll need to:
Once you’re recognised as a Disability Confident Leader, you’ll be sent:
Read our guidance on employing disabled people and people with health conditions.
Read help and advice from ACAS for employers and employees on disability discrimination.
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