Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

The Practice aims to promote equality and diversity and value the benefits this brings. It is our aim to ensure that all staff feel valued and have a fair and equitable quality of working life.

The organisation values the rich diversity, skills and abilities that people from differing backgrounds and experiences bring to the workplace. Implementing and abiding by a policy that provides for diversity and equal opportunities and deters unlawful discrimination is therefore important to this organisation.

Every person working for, or on behalf of, this organisation plays a vital role in implementing its aim to create an inclusive working environment where diversity is welcomed and everyone can work without fear of discrimination.

The purpose of this policy is to set out the aims of the organisation in creating an inclusive working environment, where access to work is based on fair and objective criteria, where there is zero tolerance of unlawful discrimination and clear processes exist in terms of how the organisation supports and works towards its aims.

The organisation also aims to be clear about how it will deal with actions that adversely impact on its stated aims.

A key aspect of creating a diverse workplace, with equal opportunity afforded to all, is the non-toleration of any form of discrimination, direct or indirect, within working arrangements and practices.