We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination including direct or indirect discrimination, discrimination by association, discrimination linked to a perceived characteristic, harassment and victimisation.
We are proactive in taking steps to ensure inclusion and engagement for all the people who work for and with us - our employees, clients, customers, vendors and suppliers.
Every employee is entitled to a working environment which promotes dignity and respect to all.
We strive towards a culture that is diverse and inclusive that recognises and develops the potential of all staff and service users.
It is important to us to have a diverse community of staff who value one another and realise the contribution they can make to achieve our vision.
This statement will be managed within the framework of the relevant legislation which protects against discrimination on any grounds and includes promoting equality and diversity for all irrespective of:
ethnicity (including race, colour and nationality) *
gender reassignment *
religion or belief *
sexual orientation *
marriage and civil partnership *
pregnancy and maternity *
refugees and asylum seekers,
people with diverse communication needs
* Under the Equality Act (2010) these are known as “protected characteristics”.
Promoting equality of opportunity and diversity in every capacity in which we work and across all our partners and workforce
Aiming to build a workforce which reflects our customer base, across the diverse sectors in which we operate
Treating our customers, colleagues and partners fairly and with respect
Promoting an environment free from discrimination, bullying and harassment, and tackling behaviour which breaches this
Recognising and valuing the differences and individual contributions that people make
Providing support and encouragement to staff to develop their careers and increase their contributions to the organisation through the enhancement of their skills and abilities
Building in legal requirements and best practice to all our service delivery and employee policies and procedures, and supporting these with appropriate guidance