Action for Children help disadvantaged children across the UK. They help children through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. In addition to making life better for children with disabilities.
ACT had a clear Equality scheme in place and are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively across our entire organisation. To support Diversity and Inclusion activities, ACT have a CelebrateLGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) network in place. The network had carried out some activities to support LGBT+ children/young people and teams but wanted advice and guidance in how they can raise the profile of the network, engage and increase membership, gain leadership buy in and enhance LGBT+ equality within the organisation.
Diverse Matters providing advice and guidance and next steps for ACT to support them in their journey in embedding LGBT+ equality and ensuring the CelebrateLGBT+ network could reach its potential.
We have also continued to support the organisation with policy reviews and delivering Diversity and Inclusion training to teams. This has included race inclusion training, Embedding Diversity and Inclusion training, reviewing policies to equality impact assess and ensure they are anti-racist.