We aim to challenge discrimination in all areas of our organisation. We aim to ensure that DOT-COMmunications reflects and meets the needs of the local community and incorporates equal opportunities into all areas of its work.
In order to achieve this we aim to -
Ensure that the composition of the staff team and Management reflects the make up of the local community.
Ensure that our services are as accessible as possible to all members of the community depending on the resources available.
Consider equal opportunities in all areas of our services and work.
We recognise that certain groups and individuals in our society are discriminated against because of their race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, physical, sensory or mental disability, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, sexual orientation, employment status, or if they are HIV positive.
Accordingly, we are strongly committed to positive action to remove/counter discrimination in all aspects our work – In the way we work with other organisations, and in all our work with people in the community.
We will regularly review the image and work of DOT-COMmunications. We aim to ensure that our services is accessible to all members of the community equally and will consult groups on how to make the work of our services more relevant to those facing disadvantages.
We aim to ensure that our services is as accessible to all members of the community as we can make it and will obtain specialist advice to make our services more accessible to those with disabilities where possible.
Equal opportunities will be considered in all activities and resources. We believe that it is crucial that all clients are able to use the resource of our services without discrimination. Promoting positive values of different cultural identities through anti-racist activities and resources and positive anti-racist and anti-discriminatory values will be integral to our programme of activities.
The policy will be reviewed and developed on an annual basis, using information acquired during the monitoring procedure.
Equal Opportunities will be considered in all aspects of the services that DOT-COMmunications provides, this will be reviewed regularly and monitored for effectiveness. The responsibility for monitoring the users of our services and the implementation of the Equal Opportunities will be delegated to a member of the Management.
Language or behaviour designed to be offensive to any of the groups outlined in our statement is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
It's our belief that for people to improve their standard of living, they must first be able to access information, advising them of their options. They then need access to resources if they are to do something about it.
This Equal Opportunities Policy was revised & reviewed on 15th June 2009.