Equality and Diversity Charter

Through this Charter we pledge our commitment to embracing equality and to actively tackling discrimination in all its forms.


We will:

Promote and champion equality and diversity.

Treat everyone with dignity, respect and fairness.

Support our staff and service users from all backgrounds and meet their individual needs.

Create a workforce that is reflective of the local community and a workplace in which people feel comfortable and valued.

Acknowledge that people are different and have the right to express who they are without fear of negative attitudes.

Celebrate success and share the best way of doing things with our staff and the local community.

Promote stronger communities by using opportunities to bring people together.

Show zero tolerance towards bullying, harassment and inappropriate language and behaviour and encourage the reporting of all cases of discrimination.

Be ambitious about our equality and diversity goals and regularly measure progress.