Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Outside London, Birmingham is the UK’s most diverse city. The Trust has prioritised equality, diversity and inclusivity in our strategic Business Plan and is committed to improving the experiences of our diverse workforce and the quality of services we provide to the children, young people and families we work with.
We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity among our workforce. We do this by:
- meeting our statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010
- adhering to all statutory duties relating to equality
- complying with any relevant new legislation
Gender Pay Gap Report 2022
As a private sector employer with over 250 employees, we must publish data on our 'gender pay gap' – this means the difference between the average hourly wage of all men and all women in our workforce.
Publishing this data is required under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) 2017.
It also shows our commitment to be a modern, inclusive employer where every member of staff feels valued and supported to succeed, regardless of their gender or other protected characteristics.
Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Action Plan (updated June 2022)
The Trust is committed to being an employer where race equality runs as a common thread throughout the organisation; where diversity is represented at all levels and where inclusive and fair processes are accessible to staff.
Our WRES Action Plan sets out what we will do achieve this.
It reflects our organisational values and contains the actions needed to achieve a workforce where everyone feels valued; where all staff are treated equitably; and where everyone has equal access to development and career opportunities when they arise.
Equalities Act (2010)
The Equalities Act (2010) brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single act. Combined, they make up the act that provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.