World Vision UK's position on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

“Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.”

World Vision UK is a Christian organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities of all faiths and none to overcome poverty and to see lives transformed. Equity, equality, diversity and inclusion are at the core of who we are as an organisation.

Our policy is to respect the diversity of all, treating each person fairly and equally, based on their needs and regardless of characteristics whether those defined and protected by UK law in the 2010 Equality Act [1] or other characteristics [2].

We appreciate the rich diversity of our staff and seek to create a culture where everyone develops and fulfils their potential. We recognise the immense value of different perspectives brought by those with varied backgrounds, characteristics and life experiences. We recognise that equity, equality and diversity are most effective and sustainable if we are inclusive, and all staff are welcome, valued and able to contribute.

We are committed to being an inclusive organisation whose cultures, practices, behaviours and decision-making reflect the voices of our employees, supporters, children and the communities we serve.

[1] The protected characteristics under the Equality Act are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation. As a Christian organisation, certain roles are defined as carrying a Genuine Occupational Requirement to be a practising Christian.
[2] Such as family status, culture, nationality, educational and socio-economic background, or responsibility for dependants and political affiliation.

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