Supporting Diversity/Disability
An Inclusive Organisation

Action for Children are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively, we uphold the principles in our behaviour and working practices – as an employer, as a service provider and as a campaigning organisation. We oppose all forms of discrimination and intolerance in the workplace and service delivery settings. We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying, harassment and victimisation and our aim is to break down all barriers of discrimination, prejudice, fear or misunderstanding.

Considering equality, diversity and inclusion issues helps us to:

  • Make sure our people policies and working practices are bias free and fit well with business excellence models and initiatives such as Investors in People.
  • Create working environments in which people from all backgrounds can work together harmoniously by combating prejudice, checking stereotyping and stopping bullying, harassment and undignified and disrespectful behaviour.
  • Develop an open and inclusive working culture.
  • Have a workforce that is more creative and innovative.
  • Inform the development of new or enhanced services, open up new service opportunities and improve market share. For example, supporting Local Authorities to improve the way they provide services to diverse groups of children, young people and their families within their communities.

Please view our full Recruitment and Selection Equality and Diversity Statement here

We are proud to be a ‘Care Leaver Friendly Employer - Gold Partner. We have applied the covenant principals across all our Nations to support care experienced people to get a job in our organisation and thrive while you are employed by us

As part of our promise and commitment we offer a guaranteed interview and constructive feedback to applicants who identify as care experienced and who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

Please click here to see our applicants guide

Action for Children are committed to interviewing applicants with a disability or health condition who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

The aim of this commitment is to encourage positive action, encouraging people with a disability to apply for jobs and provide an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities at the interview stage.

If you have a disability or health condition and need to discuss reasonable adjustments for any part of this recruitment process, so you have the best opportunity to demonstrate that you can do the job or wish to discuss how we will put in place any adjustments if you were to be successful, please email and a member of our team will be happy to help you.