Equality & Diversity Policy

We are fully committed to providing equal access to and opportunities for our employees, job applicants, consultants, service providers and all participants who use our services.

We will not unlawfully discriminate against anyone due to a 'protected characteristic' namely -

  • age

  • disability

  • gender reassignment

  • marriage of civil partnership status

  • pregnancy and maternity

  • race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin)

  • religion or belief

  • sex

  • sexual orientation

Also, we will not treat anyone less favourably because -

  • they are (or are not) a trade union member

  • they work full time, part time or on a fixed-term basis

  • of their socio-economic background

  • they have caring responsibilities


We make whatever reasonable adjustments are required to our processes to enable everyone to participate in them on an equal footing as equal partners working towards an agreed outcome.


We regularly monitor and review the effectiveness of this policy.

We urge anyone who feels that there has been a breach of this policy to invoke our Complaints Procedure at the earliest possible opportunity. Nobody will be adversely affected by having done so in good faith.