Safer London is committed to the principles of diversity, equality of opportunity and inclusion, and recognises the importance of adhering to these principles at all times. All that we do will reflect our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion in practice.
Diversity, equality and inclusion together form a positive approach to recognise that everyone is different and can make and bring their own unique contribution, experience, knowledge and skills to the organisation.
Safer London promotes dignity and respect for all, and an environment where individual differences and the contributions of all employees are recognised and valued. Safer London will not unlawfully discriminate against any individuals including those with protected characteristics such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation in line with the Equality Act 2010.
This policy is written in accordance with all legal requirements, ACAS guidance and best practice.
We recognise that both the people who work for us – or who we may want to recruit to do so – and those who use our services are individuals with different needs which may impact on their ability to access many services in our community including our own services. In the case of service users this means that we may, therefore, set up and deliver projects that will work expressly with specific groups in order to increase their chances of accessing the services we provide.
We will, however, also work hard to ensure that all individuals who fit the criteria for employment or access to our services truly have the opportunity to access and benefit from what Safer London can offer, and this policy sets out how we aim to do this.