Equality and Diversity Policy
Action for Children recognises that all who work for us and use our services are entitled to equal rights. Action for Children is aware that there are many differences which can affect rights and needs, including age, race, gender, status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, culture, family income or circumstances and language. Employee, volunteer and children's rights are defined in a range of legislation.
Alongside these differences Action for Children recognises that not everyone has equal access to employment, services and participation. People's difference and Action for Children's/society's response to these can create barriers to involvement. Action for Children is committed to addressing these barriers wherever possible through inclusive working practices, positive action and anti-discriminatory employment and working methods.
In some cases, such barriers are discriminatory in subtle ways. Action for Children is strongly committed to challenging both covert and overt discrimination wherever it takes place.
Action for Children believes that everyone has a unique set of skills, knowledge and life experiences. We value this diversity that exists in everyone who comes into contact with Action for Children.
We seek to maximise the value that this diversity brings to our work by developing individual potential so that our mission can be better realised.