Equal opportunities policy
Children in Scotland is committed to becoming an equal opportunities employer; we welcome applications from minority ethnic groups and disabled people.
Children in Scotland believes that children are individuals in their own right and of equal worth whatever their ability, colour, ethnicity, gender, health, religion, sexual orientation or social class.
Children in Scotland is fully committed to the active promotion of equal opportunity in its employment practices, in the work it undertakes and in the provision of all its services.
In its capacity as an employer, and as an agency concerned with improving policies and practice through information, training, consultations and policy development, Children in Scotland is determined to make all efforts to prevent discrimination against any of its existing staff, potential staff or users of its services on grounds of their age, colour, culture, disability, health, ethnicity, gender, HIV status, marital status, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Children in Scotland is opposed to discriminatory attitudes, behaviour and practices on any of these grounds and is committed to translating this principle into all aspects of its work.
Statement of Intent and Implementation Programme
Children in Scotland recognises that passive policies will not in themselves provide equality of opportunity and acknowledges that specific positive programmes of action are needed. As part of a planned strategy, Children in Scotland is or will be introducing the following measures to combat direct and indirect discrimination in its employment practices, in the work it undertakes and in the services it provides:
Responsibility for Implementation
Implementation of Children in Scotland's equal opportunities policy is the responsibility of every member of the Board of Management and every member of staff. Corporate overall strategic and administrative responsibility lies with the senior management team who are responsible for the general application of the policy throughout the organisation.