Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At Volunteer Centre Sutton diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Our commitment to these values is unwavering – across all of our work. They are central to our mission and to our impact. We know that having varied perspectives helps generate better ideas to solve the complex problems for those most marginalized and disadvantaged within society and the communities that we work with.

We are COMMITTED to taking positive steps to ensure that: 

  • all people are treated with dignity and respect, valuing the diversity of all 

  • equality of opportunity and diversity is promoted 

  • services are accessible, appropriate and delivered fairly to all 

  • the mix of employees, volunteers and management reflects, as far as possible, the broad mix of the population of Sutton 

  • We encourage young, elderly, those disabled and people from all backgrounds to be involved 

  • traditionally disadvantaged sections within our community are encouraged to participate in policy decisions about the management of the services we provide 

  • People are addressed in their chosen pronoun and we support LGBTQ inclusion and gender-inclusive workplace.    

We are mindful of legislation from the Equality Act (2010) at all times. We have a clear strategy on these matters and explicit plans to actively promote anti-discriminatory practices in all areas of Volunteer Centre Sutton.  

At all levels, we seek to eliminate all forms of discrimination and promote equality and inclusion as we fulfil our duties as an employer and a charity.