Child's Play is proud to have signed the Everybody In publisher charter created by Inclusive Minds. The key aim of the Everybody In charters is to help all those involved in the book world to move forward in making books more inclusive.
Here are our commitments:
Audit current list to evaluate inclusivity/diversity of publishing programme and identify gaps and opportunities.
Seek advice/consultancy on how to make our books authentically inclusive.
Attend events and discussions around the area of inclusion and diversity.
Additional (voluntary) Commitments
Seek authors and illustrators from diverse groups.
Seek manuscripts which include a diverse range of characters.
For each book ask ‘Who is represented in this book, and how? Could we include anyone else? Are the characters reflective of the world we live in? Is the representation authentic?’
Discuss inclusion and diversity with colleagues, ensuring it is front and centre in editorial meetings, and challenge those who downplay its importance.
Include information about inclusion on submission guidelines.
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