WHAT WE MEAN BY EQUALITY?
At Roundhay St John’s, our commitment to treating everybody equally stems for our Christian ethos and values. We understand equality to mean treating everyone with equal dignity and valuing their particular characteristics such as their age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic circumstances.
We further understand that people have different needs, situations and goals and therefore achieving equality requires the removal of discriminatory barriers that limit what people, especially children and young people can do and can be. We recognise that inequality can be experienced in a variety of ways such as through educational outcomes, access to services, the degree of independence to make decisions affecting lives and inequality of treatment, including in relation to employment, through direct and indirect discrimination or disadvantage imposed by other individuals, groups, institutions or systems intentionally or inadvertently.
This sets out our guiding principles and our legal duties. We recognise that it is the actions that result from our Equality Statement that make a difference.