Equality And Diversity

This policy applies to all Trustees, staff, volunteers, users and the public. Charity Number 1196148


Equality and diversity are central to the work of the Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity.
The Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity will treat all people with dignity and respect, valuing the diversity of all and will promote equality of opportunity and diversity. It will eliminate all forms of discrimination on grounds of race, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, disability, gender re-assignment, age, social class, sexual orientation, religion/ belief, irrelevant offending background or any other factor irrelevant to the purpose in view.
The Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity aims to:
Provide services that are accessible according to need
Promote equality of opportunity and diversity 
Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation
Create effective partnerships with all parts of our community
The Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity’s objective is to realise its standards by:
Sustaining, regularly evaluating and continually improving its services to ensure equality and diversity principles and best practice are embedded in our performance to meet the needs of individuals and groups
Collaborating with the community to provide accessible and relevant service provision that responds to service users’ needs
Ensuring volunteers and trustees are representative of the community served 
Recognising and valuing the differences and individual contribution that all people make to the Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity Challenging discrimination
Providing fair resource allocation
Responsibility for Implementation
This policy covers the behaviour of all people working or volunteering in the Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity or using the services and sets out the way they can expect to be treated in turn by the Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity. The overall responsibility for ensuring adherence to and implementation of this policy lies with the Trustees.

Method of Implementation
The Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity intends to implement this policy by:
Ensuring that Trustees, staff, volunteers, and users are made aware, understand, agree with, and are willing to implement this policy. 
Monitoring the services, publicity and events provided by the Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity to ensure that they are accessible to all sections of the population and do not discriminate
Monitoring and Reviewing
The Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity has declared its commitment to establishing, developing, implementing and reviewing a policy of equality of opportunity. Effective record keeping and monitoring, and acting on the Sir Gareth Edwards Cancer Charity information gathered, are essential to measure effectiveness and plan progress. This policy will be reviewed annually.

Last Reviewed 19.09.2022