We want to make sure that equality, diversity and inclusion are part of our culture, and that our services and our careers make a difference to the wide range of people we help – and work with.
We define equality, diversity and inclusion as:
- Equality: Ensuring individuals, or groups of people, are treated with respect and not treated unfairly, or more or less favourably, based on their differences. It’s against the law to discriminate against anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
- Diversity: Goes beyond equality; welcoming, respecting and valuing people’s visible and non-visible differences in the broadest sense and the value this brings to society. Diversity minded people take positive actions to make this happen.
- Inclusion: The outcome from equality and diversity where all people have a feeling of belonging. They feel included, respected and valued and so strive to deliver their best in whatever they do.
So, we’re creating a workplace experience where fairness and respect are a huge part of everything we do, from initial recruitment through to learning and development, appraisals, performance management, recognition, promotion and even leaving.
And that’s reflected in the fair and respectful culture we’re building for the service users, young people, partners and suppliers we work with, too.