At The Children’s Trust we believe in the power of difference. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident to be themselves, are included and empowered. Creating an inclusive and supportive culture is not only the right thing to do, but also what is best for the children, young people and families we support. Many of our beneficiaries live with significant disabilities, and some call The Children’s Trust their home. We believe their home, and our workplace, should be a place where we celebrate and embrace differences.
We know we need to continue to make positive changes to enhance our diversity and ensure inclusion for all. We will make certain that this commitment is not just words. We have set ourselves the goal to become a more equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce that embraces and drives change within the charity sector. To do this we will continue to place equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at the forefront of our conversations and decision-making, and develop an EDI strategy in line with our ‘building excellence’ strategic period (2020 -2025).
In June 2020, following the murder of George Floyd in the US, and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, The Children’s Trust committed to ACEVO’s ‘Eight principles to address the diversity deficit in charity leadership.’ Since then we have appointed an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer to help progress our EDI journey.