Equality and Human Rights Objectives and Action Plan

Equality, diversity and human rights are key issues SCIE’s role to improve the lives of people who use services and carers.

We promote equality and value diversity and human rights.

SCIE’s vision and values

SCIE is required to set and report on equality objectives under the Equality Act’s Public Sector Equality Duty for the work that it carries out with public funding. The objectives set out in this document represent SCIE’s compliance with the Duty.

SCIE will apply these objectives to any work that is funded from other sources to ensure that there is a consistent approach to equality and diversity.

SCIE will link human rights to its equality and diversity approach. As making sure everyone can obtain their human rights is an essential part of everyone being equal. SCIE’s approach to human rights is based on applying the FREDA principles (fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy) to health and social care. This is the approach being used by many organisations in the health and social care field including the Care Quality Commission.

SCIE will follow the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (ERHC) recommendation that equality objectives are linked to business objectives.

SCIE will report on progress on the objectives annually and publish the report on its website. This report will meet the requirement under the Public Sector Equality Duty to publish information about progress on equality objectives once a year. The report will be written by the Co-production Team in collaboration with the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Forum and approved by SCIE’s board of trustees (usually in May).

This plan gives:

Summary of SCIE’s overall equality, diversity and human rights objectives

  1. All SCIE’s outputs include appropriate consideration of equality, diversity and human rights.
  2. A diverse range of stakeholders is engaged in SCIE’s work.
  3. Everything that SCIE does and everything it produces is as accessible as possible.
  4. SCIE has a diverse workforce and board of trustees.
  5. Everyone taking part in SCIE’s work has the knowledge, awareness and support that they need to address equality, diversity and human rights issues in their role (as a staff member, trustee, co-producer or other stakeholder).
     

Detailed action plan for overall objectives

Objective 1: Outputs include appropriate consideration of equality, diversity and human rights

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Objective 2: A diverse range of stakeholders is engaged in SCIE’s work

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Objective 3: Everything that SCIE does and everything it produces is as accessible as possible

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Objective 4: SCIE has a diverse workforce and board of trustees

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Objective 5: Everyone taking part in SCIE’s work has the knowledge, awareness and support that they need to address equality, diversity and human rights issues

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