The Little Edi Foundation

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

JUNE 2022

Date of Review: June 2023

The Little Edi Foundation is committed to encouraging equality, diversity, and inclusion within our charity, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

The aim is to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for each volunteer and beneficiary to feel respected.

The Little Edi Foundation – in providing goods and/or services and/or facilities – is also committed against unlawful discrimination of suppliers or the public.

This policy’s purpose is to:

  1. Provide equality, fairness and respect for all Trustees, volunteers and beneficiaries whether temporary, part-time or full-time
  2. Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of:
  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

Our commitments

The Little Edi Foundation commits to:

1. Encourage equality, diversity and inclusion

2. Create an environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all are recognised and valued.

All volunteers should understand they, as well as the Charity, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination against fellow volunteers, beneficiaries and the public.

3.Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow volunteers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others during the organisation’s work activities.

Such acts will be dealt with as misconduct under the organisation’s grievance and/or disciplinary procedures, and appropriate action will be taken
Further, sexual harassment may amount to a criminal matter, such as in sexual assault allegations. In addition, harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – which is not limited to circumstances where harassment relates to a protected characteristic – is a criminal offence.

4.Make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all volunteers, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so their talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

Our disciplinary and grievance procedures

Details of the organisation’s grievance and disciplinary policies and procedures can be found at