Equality & Diversity
What’s the difference?
Diversity – Everyone’s included!
Equality and the right not to be discriminated against:
What’s the difference?
What’s the difference between equality and diversity? What’s the meaning of equality and diversity?
Equality is about ensuring everybody has an equal opportunity, and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics.
Diversity is about taking account of the differences between people and groups of people, and placing a positive value on those differences.
Diversity is about celebrating and valuing how different we all are. This is strongly linked with promoting human rights and freedoms, based on principles such as dignity and respect. Diversity is about recognising, valuing and taking account of people’s different backgrounds, culture, knowledge, skills, and experiences, and encouraging and using those differences to create a less discriminatory and more inclusive society
Diversity is something that applies to everyone, and should be part of everything we do. It is an important part of our work and not just a side issue. It requires everyone to play a full part. It is important to recognise that none of us fit neatly into separate ‘packages’ which can be neatly labelled or discriminated against.
Under the Equality Act (2010) people are protected from discrimination on these grounds:
- Gender reassignment
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Marriage and civil partnerships
Our Equality & Diversity Approach
It is our aim to recognise and encourage the valuable and enriching contribution that people from all backgrounds and experiences bring to the Company. We believe that all individuals, including our Service Users, parents and carers should be treated on the basis of merit and without prejudice. Terago therefore, aims to provide a service that actively promotes equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination on grounds of age, cultural background, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, faith, part-time worker, language, union activity, and an individual’s health status.
We will strive vigorously to remove conditions which place individuals at a disadvantage and will actively challenge bigotry and discrimination.
We should all strive to embed its equality and diversity values into our everyday practice, policies and procedures so that equality and diversity becomes the norm for all.
You have an important part to play in this, in both the way you conduct yourself and discharge your duties, and also in making the management aware of anything that needs attention.
Please watch this short video which explains very nicely why it matters – and it doesn’t just apply to football!