Equality and Diversity

Equality and diversity

Introduction

Safeguarding Children Training is committed to creating and sustaining a safe and supportive working environment for our staff and trainers, whilst providing a productive training and learning experience for our delegates. We aspire that staff and trainers are equally valued and respected, with delegates encouraged to learn in a safe environment. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our delegates, staff and trainers. 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

Safeguarding Children 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, trainers and delegates:

• 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, trainers and delegates 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

Safeguarding Children 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, Safeguarding Children Training