Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement
We believe in a fairer future for all and that everyone has the right to bring their authentic self to work. We also believe we must reflect these principles when working with our wider stakeholders, including the children and young people we are here to help and support.
A fairer future for all
We believe in a fairer future for all, and we know that by working together we can do much, much more. We believe that everyone has the right to be themselves at work and in the wider community, and to live without fear or prejudice regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, social class, religion, and belief.
Everyone should be able to make a full contribution to society in their own unique way and live in a world which demonstrates respect and values difference.
Speech and Language UK complies with the Equality Act, 2010 and understands it’s duties under the Act. As an organisation, we treat any reports of discrimination seriously. Should a report arise, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE UK will ensure it is thoroughly investigated and appropriate action taken in line with our policies and procedures.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE UK complies with the Equality Act 2010 and understands our duties under it. As an organisation we would treat any reports of discrimination seriously. Should such a report arise, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE UK will ensure it is investigated and appropriate action taken in line with our policies and procedures. Our policies in relation to our Standards of Conduct (including DEI and bullying and harassment), External Complaints, Whistleblowing, Privacy and Grievances can be downloaded here.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE UK is committed though to do more than just adhere to the Act. We strive to create an inclusive workplace culture and deal fairly with our range of service users, parents, pupils and the children’s workforce. To achieve and create an inclusive culture where we value and benefit from diversity of thought, background and experience we:
- Ensure our leaders role model the behaviours values and act as champions.
- Put data and insights at the heart of our decision-making.
- Regularly monitor the diversity of our workforce and publish within the organisation.
- Train our people on managing diversity and inclusivity.
- Create an inclusive narrative when attracting and recruiting, including the use of diverse job boards.
- Promote inclusivity in all our work with parents, pupils, service users and the wider children’s workforce.
Our aim is to achieve a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce by ensuring EDI is reflected in our values and embedded in our practises and individual behaviours. We expect all of our third party suppliers and partners to commit to treating their workforce with dignity and respect; in addition to complying with the Act.