Safeguarding and Equality, Diversity, Fairness and Opportunity

Equality, Diversity, Fairness and Opportunity

Via East Midlands Ltd is committed to promoting fairness and opportunity, working towards developing good practice around equality and diversity outcomes. These outcomes will be aligned to the needs of our stakeholders, clients, customers, workforce and local communities. The principles of equality, diversity, fairness and opportunity play an important role to enable individuals within our communities to take part in all aspects of life. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure we have fair, equal and inclusive communities in which we live and work. We are committed to improving the quality of life for local communities, supporting our workforce, promoting equality, eliminating discrimination, harassment, hate crime and will ensure a fair and open access to all services we deliver.

Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

Via East Midlands are obliged to produce public sector equality data as the general duty applies to bodies carrying out public functions on behalf of a public authority. Via have specific duties under the Equality Act 2010 to publish information to demonstrate our compliance with the general equality duty.

Our public sector equality document 2017.

Safeguarding

Via East Midlands Ltd is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe recognising it is everyone’s responsibility. We aim to ensure that every employee or recognises their responsibility to safeguarding and is able to recognise a potential safeguarding issue and know how to respond appropriately. We train our staff and give practical guidance on what to look out for, what to do if a member of staff suspects there is a safeguarding issue, how to deal with a disclosure and additional information on other key strands of safeguarding.

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