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Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Our Equality Journey:

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusive practice. We provide services to a diverse population of over 450,000 people in the Dudley borough and beyond, and to do this effectively, we need people from diverse backgrounds to ensure we make sound decisions that are representative of the different perspectives in society.

We are committed to being a more inclusive organisation, ensuring equal opportunity and celebrating diversity. Encouraging and supporting the workforce we employ to reach their potential. This will support our ultimate goal to be a brilliant place to work and thrive. Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are enshrined in our vision and through our values of care, respect and responsibility that underpin the day-to-day activities and diverse communities of the Trust.

Our aim is to provide a quality service where there are no barriers to access, where people matter most.

We have developed a three year Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Journey which sets out our strategic aims using the employee lifecycle. Please click below to view our Journey:

The plan which underpins our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Journey has been developed and describes the objectives and actions for 2023. This plan brings together actions to address National, Regional, Local and Trust specific metrics and is set out in the employee lifecycle format. This plan reflects actions from data sets such as our Workforce Race & Disability Equality standards and the Gender & Ethnicity Pay Gaps. It also addresses actions recommended as part of our Race Code Kite mark

Our Workforce Profile:

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How We Work:

There are a range of standards, guidelines and duties in place to support the organisation in its approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. This includes the national Equality Delivery System (EDS2), the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and associated Equality Objectives and tools such as the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) and gender pay gap reporting (GPG). We also have a clear Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion governance process embedded into our organisation which all the above standards feed into (see right).

We are supported in our journey by a number of organisations, as we have progressed we have also attained some kite marks along the way. Below are the organisations we subscribe to and the kite marks we have attained: