1. Introduction: This policy sets out the organization’s commitment to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of its work.
  2. Definition of equal opportunities: Equal opportunities refer to the fair and equal treatment of all individuals, regardless of their age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
  3. Roles and responsibilities: It is the responsibility of all staff and volunteers to uphold this policy and to promote a culture of inclusivity and respect. The organization’s management team is responsible for ensuring that this policy is implemented and reviewed regularly.
  4. Recruitment and selection: The organization will ensure that all recruitment and selection processes are fair and free from discrimination. This includes advertising vacancies in a way that is accessible to all, considering applications from a diverse range of candidates, and using objective criteria to assess suitability for the role.
  5. Training and development: The organization will provide training and development opportunities to all staff and volunteers, regardless of their background or protected characteristic.
  6. Harassment and discrimination: The organization will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination and will take appropriate action to address any incidents that are brought to its attention.
  7. Review: This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that it remains effective and up to date.

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