Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Statement

A fairer future for all

We believe in a fairer future for all, and we know that by working together we can do much, much more. We believe that everyone has the right to live without fear or prejudice regardless of race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, social class, religion and belief.

Everyone should be able to make a full contribution to society in their own unique way and live in a world which demonstrates respect and values diversity.

Our Responsibility

Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Children’s Charity (“GOSH Charity”) complies with the Equality Act 2010 (the “Act”) and understands our duties under it. As an organisation we would treat any reports of discrimination seriously. Should such a report arise, GOSH Charity will ensure it is investigated and appropriate action taken in line with our internal policies and procedures.

Our Principles

GOSH Charity is committed though to do more than just adhere to the Act. We strive to create an inclusive workplace and, in addition to a programme of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training for our staff and Trustees, have launched our EDI Strategy creating key values for all GOSH Charity staff and our Trustees to work towards:

  1. Our Community - We will value our differences and benefit from our diversity of thought, background, and experience. We will reflect the diversity of those that we work with and for.
  2. Our Behaviours – Our Leaders will act as role models and champions. Individually and collectively we will uphold our shared vision and stand up to challenge behaviours that don’t reflect it.
  3. Our Progress – Data will be central to our decision making in helping us measure and drive change. We won’t stop listening and learning and will be honest and transparent about our progress.

Our Vision

Our aim is to achieve a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce by ensuring EDI is reflected in our values and embedded in our practises and individual behaviours. We expect all of our third-party suppliers and partners to commit to treating their workforce with dignity and respect; in addition to complying with the Act.

Approval

This EDI Statement is approved by

Louise Parkes Signature

Louise Parkes

Chief Executive, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity