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Equality and Diversity Policy

We are committed to ensuring and promoting fairness, equal rights and diversity. Reviewed by Practice Manager 15.02.2022 next review 15.02.2023

We aim to create a service that within our practice:

  • Acknowledges, promotes and celebrates the diversity that exists in our practice and wider society today.
  • Attracts and employs people who reflect the diverse communities we serve.
  • Strives to ensure that all children and their families have equal opportunities, equal access and are treated with equal concern.
  • Challenges positively all discrimination in terms of: culture, race, colour, religion, language, gender, health, ability, disability, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, family structure and any other factor which cannot be justified.

This means that we are committed to:

  • Raising awareness of fairness, equality and inclusion at all levels and promoting high quality practice in all areas.
  • Continually reviewing and developing our recruitment procedures to enable us to develop a divers workforce.
  • Ensuring that our employees, service users, patients, partners and colleagues, including children and families, are treated with equal concern and feel valued, respected and empowered.
  • Ensuring that all areas of our activity are free from all forms of discrimination, prejudice and stereotyping.
  • Promoting the value of a diverse society.
  • Meeting obligations of the various acts of Parliament relating to equality and inclusion.

We will implement this policy through and Equality Strategy which will define:

  • Identified gaps.
  • Clear accountability and responsibility for implementation.
  • Monitoring processes to ensure these have been achieved.


 
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