EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
Lifelong Family Links has a clear, agreed and effective approach to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation and in its own practice. This approach supports good governance and the delivery of the organisation’s charitable purposes.
We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively across the organisation.
We uphold these principles in our behaviours and practices – as an employer, as a service provider and as an organisation.
We oppose all forms of discrimination and intolerance in the workplace and service settings. We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying, harassment and victimisation.
We work to identify and remove or reduce any barriers and inequalities in the access to our employment opportunities and service provision, through consultation, impact assessment, monitoring, reporting, action planning and review. Our aim is to break down all barriers of discrimination, prejudice, fear or misunderstanding.
We use the Equality & Human Rights Commission’s nine protected characteristics to help focus our equality and diversity work and ensure the Code of Practice is followed to inform the procedures and practice standards.
We aim to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and have due regard to advancing equality for the relevant protected characteristics. We will not tolerate discrimination against employees or service users who have one or more of the protected characteristics:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy and maternity