Equality and Diversity Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy

The Company is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each member of staff feels respected and able to give their best.


To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.


All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.


We are confident, committed, and competent in our ability to be equal and inclusive. This takes a whole group approach to help develop positive attitudes, implement clear strategies, and nurture collaborative approaches. We adopt a can-do approach which reaches beyond statutory policy and legislative requirements to develop anti-discriminatory attitudes and positive practice for our childre.

YDP are proactive at addressing barriers to inclusion such as negativity, conscious and unconscious bias, and stereotyping. We will ensure that all children in our care are:

  •  considered equally and consistenty;
  •  treated fairly at all times no matter what race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious belief, sex or sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability or age;

This policy was ratified on 1st January 2023.


Luke Kennedy, Managing Director

Youth Dreams Project