IRRV Equality and Diversity
Equality and Diversity
Equality is about ‘creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to achieve their potential’ regardless of their age, ethnicity nationality, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, martial or civil partnership status or gender reassignment.
By eliminating discrimination and prejudice IRRV can foster a training culture that is individualised, fair and diverse, contributing to a society that is learning centred and making individuals more economically viable in the workforce.
An equalities approach understands that who we are as individuals will impact on our life experiences. Diversity literally means difference. When it is used alongside or in addition to equality, it is about recognising individual and group differences, treating people as individuals, placing positive value on diversity in the workforce and in the community.
Why Equality and Diversity is so Important
Equality and Diversity are important in all aspects of our lives, work and learning to ensure:
- We are able to respond appropriately and sensitively to an increasingly diverse society
That successful implementation of equality and diversity will lead to staff, learners, employer and other customers being valued, motivated and treated fairly.
To provide a working and learning environment that is free of discrimination. Where discrimination of any form is deemed to be unacceptable and where everyone is treated equally regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, belief, age, mental or physical health or sexual orientation.
Tackling issues of discrimination and promoting positive relationships with people is completely consistent with our desire to promote professional and educational excellence.
IRRV Values Statement
The IRRV is an Equal Opportunities Employer
The IRRV is committed to the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunities in employment and in the delivery of our services, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or trade union membership status. This commitment will apply to recruitment and selection practices, training and development, promotion and in the application of national and local agreements in respect of pay and conditions of service.
Safeguarding and Prevent Policy