Equality & Diversity Policy

Overview

It is Griffin Care’s view that our current achievements are directly linked to the skill and ability of our staff. By treating our employees fairly and honestly whilst embracing their individualism we endeavour to operate an open, honest and transparent organisation that puts people’s needs first.

We are driven to the promotion of equality in all its forms, specifically employee relations and endeavour to reflect the society in which we operate by recruiting; training and developing all staff accordingly.

This Equal Opportunities Policy explicitly commits Griffin Care to comply with the following Acts, including any subsequent amendments;

  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Equality Act 2010

Our policy observes, as far as possible, the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Codes of Practice for Employment, Equal Pay, and Services, Public Functions and Associations.

Vision Statement:

Griffin Care is committed to promoting equal opportunities

Griffin Care values diversity and encourages fairness and justice

In seeking to achieve this vision, Griffin Care will strive to:

Encourage equality of opportunity for all people and actively promote good relations

Eliminate any conditions, procedures and individual behaviour that can lead to discrimination even where there was no intent to discriminate, with particular regard to:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Sexuality
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Belief
  • Employment issues

Whilst recognising that individuals may experience disadvantage on more than one level.

  • Offer services fairly to all people, ensuring that anyone in contact with the organisation is treated with respect, making provision for those groups within the community whose needs and expectations are less well met
  • Comply with all legislation dealing with discrimination and the promotion of equality, following the codes of practice issued to support this legislation
  • Ensure all employment policies procedures, guidelines and circulars reflect and reinforce Griffin Care’s commitment to equality
  • Ensure mechanisms are in place for responding to complaints of discrimination and harassment from employees and the public
  • Encourage disadvantaged groups and individuals to participate in the community
  • Make this policy known to all Griffin Care employees, job applicants and partner organisations
  • Operate procurement practices and partnership arrangements that ensure others commissioned to provide services for Griffin Care have similar policies that cover equal opportunities

In seeking to achieve this vision, Griffin Care will strive to:

  • Facilitate physical access into the buildings it controls. If unable to, it will provide a reasonable alternative method of making the service in question available to all groups
  • Monitor and evaluate accessibility in order to make improvements. In particular using consultation to understand the needs and expectations of service users, potential users and the workforce
  • Use communication methods that are appropriate and sensitive
  • Publicise the variety of ways in which services can be accessed
  • Improve the accessibility of employment arrangements or physical features of the workplace to meet the needs of staff and applicants with disabilities or other needs
  • Work with partner organisations and agencies delivering services on behalf of Griffin Care, to enhance access to services across the Liverpool City Region
  • Explore multi-channel access to information and services that extends choice and convenience to our customers

Val Griffin

Managing Director

31st March 2016

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