EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT
DSN’s equal opportunity policy is that in the recruitment/selection and support/assessment of Service Users, Staff, Volunteers & Trustees, that the only consideration must be that the individual meets, or is likely to meet, the requirements of the service they wish to receive or the post they wish to apply for.
The requirements being met, nobody will be discriminated against on the basis of their sex, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, caring or parental responsibilities, age, or beliefs on matters such as religion.
DSN is committed to provide a learning, working and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its members are respected, and which is free from discrimination, prejudice, intimidation and all forms of harassment including bullying.
This Policy means that all Service Users, Staff, Volunteers & Trustees of DSN have the right to receive a service or work in an environment free from discrimination, prejudice and all forms of harassment or bullying.
DSN is committed to a programme of action to ensure that this and other equalities policies are implemented and monitored at an organisational and individual level.
WHAT IS MEANT BY "EQUAL OPPORTUNITY"?
Factors such as sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, ethnic origin, race, religion, colour, nationality, political beliefs, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, disability and age should not be taken into account for the purposes of:
- Recruitment, appointment, training, appraisal, promotion, discipline etc.
- Referral to and acceptance to receive services, and continued assessment of progress.