Equality, diversity and inclusion
Victim Support is the independent national charity which helps people cope with the impact of crime. Our services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened. We also work to promote and advance the rights of victims and witnesses.
To achieve this, we need to make sure that Victim Support puts non-discriminatory practices into effect in both employment and service delivery. Reflecting our commitment to this aim, Victim Support was placed 25th in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list for 2020 and at number 39 in this year’s National Centre for Diversity top 100 employers’ list.
The following statement of policy is for use by all employees and volunteers working within Victim Support.
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Equal opportunities statement
Victim Support is an equal opportunities employer. Our policy is to ensure that no victim, witness, employee, volunteer, trustee, or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of ethnicity, religion/faith, age, gender/gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown as justifiable.
Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to make sure that individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. Employees will be given equal opportunity and, where appropriate, special training, to enable them to progress within the organisation.
Victim Support’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed to a programme of action to make this policy effective and will bring it to the attention of all employees.