This Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Policy outlines our commitment to inclusivity and representation of all segments of society and our service users. Our objective is to establish an atmosphere where our volunteers and service users feel respected, valued, and empowered.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is there to promote the fair treatment and full participation of all people.
- Equality – everyone has the same opportunity to fulfil their potential
- Diversity – recognising and valuing differences
- Inclusion – the extent to which an individual feels they have been valued and included
Borderline Support UK CIC is a charitable organization operating across the UK, dedicated to providing aid to individuals and their families who are affected by borderline personality disorder.
Our core belief is that in order to deliver the best support, we must ensure we uphold our values of fairness, equality, dignity, and respect for all our volunteers and service users.
Borderline Support UK is committed to establishing a safe and inclusive environment that embraces individuals from all walks of life.
We want to challenge all forms of discrimination and oppression including those based on race, ethnicity, nationality, creed, gender, sex, class, sexuality, gender reassignment, learning ability, physical impairment, mental illness, HIV status, age, occupation, income, wealth and criminal convictions.
We aim to tailor our activities, services and decision making processes in a manner that encourages participation from people who face disadvantage in society. This includes but is not limited to women, individuals from BAME backgrounds, disabled individuals, LGBTQ individuals, and people on low incomes.
Our Commitment to Equality, Diversion and Inclusion
Borderline Support UK CIC is committed to:
- Ensuring that our volunteers and service users are treated with equality, fairness, open and honest manner.
- Recognising and valuing individual differences.
- Tackling any instances of discrimination or disadvantages.
- Tackling any instances of harassment or intimidation.
- Equality of opportunity.
- Encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion in our volunteers and service users.
Discrimination, Harassment and Hate Crime
Discrimination is when a person is prevented from taking part in something based on a particular characteristic they have.
Harassment is when someone behaves in a way which makes someone else feel distressed, humiliated or threatened.
Harassment based on disability, race, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation is considered by the law to be hate crime, and can be reported to the police. To find out more about what classes as a hate crime, visit the Citizen’s Advice website, or the CPS website.
We take seriously any complaints brought our attention related to bullying, harassment, victimisation or unlawful discrimination. We will fully investigate any such incidents. If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination, bullying or harassment, please contact us in the first instance.