Equality and Diversity

Equality and diversity

Introduction

Public Services Training is committed to creating and sustaining a safe and supportive working environment for our staff, and a productive training and learning experience for our students. We aspire that staff are equally valued and respected, with students encouraged to learn in a safe environment. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. This is reflected in the core values of:

• valuing, respecting and promoting the rights, responsibilities and dignity of individuals within all our professional activities and relationships.
• equality of learning opportunity based on merit, irrespective of background, beliefs and socio-economic context
Commitment to equality and diversity.

Public Services Training believes that the best learning will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual. To this end, we acknowledge the following basic rights for all staff and students:

• to be treated with respect and dignity.
• to be treated fairly with regard to all training procedures, assessments and choices.

These rights carry responsibilities with all staff and students encouraged to recognise these rights and act in accordance with them. In addition, all relevant legislation and good practice, will be complied with. No individual will be unjustly discriminated against. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Dealing with discrimination

Public Services Training believes bullying, harassment and victimization of any individual is illegal and contradictory to the aspiration for a supportive working environment and will not be tolerated. Any allegations of such behaviour will be investigated and reported to the appropriate authorities.

Richard Woodley, Training Manager