Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Dementia Researcher is committed to actively and openly supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
|Title||EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (“EDI”) POLICY|
This policy covers all current and potential employees, contributors, and network members.
It covers discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and/or belief, sex or sexual orientation as set out in the Equality Act 2010.
Dementia Researcher recognises that there can be differences between the physical sex and gender assigned at birth and an individual’s gender identity / expression, therefore, this policy also covers discrimination on the basis of a person’s gender identity. This policy should be read in conjunction with those policies published by the Dementia Researcher host organisation – University College London.
Dementia Researcher, recognises that providing equality of opportunity, valuing diversity, and promoting a culture of inclusion are vital to our success. We want our staff, contributors, network members and visitors to reflect the diversity of the regional, national, and international communities that we serve. We aim to be a place where people can be free to be themselves no matter what their identity or background. By creating a working and social environment in which individuals can use their skills and talents to the full without fear of prejudice or harassment, we aim to create a culture where everyone can reach their fullest potential. We will ensure that equality is embedded in all our activities, policies and decisions and will collaborate with our partners to share good practice. Key to this is our commitment to implementing a programme of activity to progress our equality aims and objectives.
We will take active steps to fulfil our responsibilities and promote good practice by:
Everybody working for or connected with Dementia Researcher has a responsibility to promote EDI. The Programme Director has ultimate responsibility for ensuring that this policy is fully implemented.
|Implementation, Monitoring and Review||
This Policy will be implemented through the Dementia Researcher Strategy Board (to be established in late 2022). Progress against actions and objectives will also be reported to the Strategy Board on a regular basis.
We will assess the impact of this Policy by monitoring as follows:
All staff are required to take part in EDI training appropriate to their role with new staff required to take EDI training as part of their induction.
|Complaints Procedures related to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion||
Dementia Researcher expects all members of its staff, contributors, and wider community to treat others equitably, with dignity and respect. Anyone who believes they have been discriminated against, harassed, or bullied has the right to make a complaint free from victimisation or fear of retaliation.
Anyone who has concerns about the content published on our website or who has special requirements to meet their needs will also be fully supported and encouraged to make contact.
All concerns or complaints can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details and next steps can be taken via UCL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/srs/news/2020/jan/updated-student-complaints-procedure
|Effective Date||January 2022|
|Review Date||January 2023|