EQUALITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION.
Newport Youth Council’s aim is to be recognised as a leader in diversity and inclusion against all youth forums within Wales.
We aim to mirror the diversity in society on all levels of our organisation and our leaders are excellent in fostering an inclusive culture.
All members of Newport Youth Council are entitled to the same rights and should have equal opportunities regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. We aim to create a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
AS A ORGANISATION
To respect all individuals and strive to work as one team and to foster open, straightforward and respectful communication
To provide equal treatment and opportunities to everyone, without regard to appearance, ethnicity, national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or family status, or any other characteristics protected by laws and regulations
To not tolerate any form of disrespectful behaviour, bullying discrimination, harassment, or unwanted sexual advances
GOING TO DO IT
Through the above defines what we are doing, how we do it matters more. As the saying goes, a goal without a plan is just a wish - and we're not in the organisation of wishful thinking. We make things happen.
This plan is in compliance with the UK discrimination act as well as the Youth Council’s Code of Conduct. In this plan we describe six different areas where we work actively to avoid harassment and discrimination and instead work towards an environment which is inclusive, offers equal opportunities for everyone and celebrates diversity. As part of our Code of Conduct all members are expected to report all instances of harassment or discrimination.
WHAT WE EXPECT
Progress doesn’t just come from the top. As much as strategy and objectives are important, it’s the way we act and work with one another, the culture that we live and breathe every day that has just as much of an impact – if not more. The responsibility to do what’s right, lies with all of us.
On a personal level, doing what’s right constitutes three simple actions. They take little effort to live, but can make a world of difference in creating a place that fosters inclusivity and equality.
We take responsibility for making things happen. We're all accountable for our own performance. What’s more, we take the initiative to stretch ourselves and do more than 'what's expected'. Then when we meet organisational goals, we celebrate our success.