Equality and Diversity Statement

Equality and Diversity Statement

We are committed to equality and to providing a service and following practices which are free from unfair and unlawful discrimination.

 

We value people as individuals with diverse opinions, cultures, lifestyles and circumstances.

 

We are committed to providing services to which all clients are entitled regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, offending past, caring responsibilities or social class.

 

Our services are delivered equally and meet the diverse needs of our service users and clients by assessing and meeting the diverse needs of our clients.

 

Age

We will:

  • ensure that people of all ages are treated with respect and dignity
  • challenge discriminatory assumptions about younger and older people
 
Disability

We will:

  • provide any reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled people have access to our services
 
Race

We will:

  • challenge racism wherever it occurs
  • respond swiftly and sensitively to racists incidents
  • actively promote race equality across our business
 
Gender

We will:

  • challenge discriminatory assumptions about women and men
  • take positive action to redress the negative effects of discrimination against women and men
 
Sexual orientation

We will:

  • ensure that we take account of the needs of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals
  • promote positive images of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals
 
Religion or belief

We will:

  • respect people’s beliefs where the expression of those beliefs does not impinge on the legitimate rights of others
 
Pregnancy or maternity

We will:

  • ensure that people are treated with respect and dignity and that a positive image is promoted regardless of pregnancy or maternity
 
Marriage or civil partnership

We will:

  • ensure that people are treated with respect and dignity and that a positive image is promoted regardless of marriage or civil partnership
  • challenge discriminatory assumptions about the marriage or civil partnership