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“The seismic events of 2020 have brought home the urgent need for us to do more at Contact, to ensure we are an organisation that is actively striving for greater equity, diversity and inclusion for our families and our colleagues.
“Over the summer of 2020, as an organisation, we began looking at how we can change and do better. We have set up a race equality working group, with the specific aim of becoming an anti-racist organisation. This group has been established to identify actions we need to take to move our collective understanding of the issues faced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the UK, as well as working on an action plan for the next 12 months (September 20-21) and beyond to ensure we make real progress towards our goal of being anti-racist at Contact.
“This is very much a work in progress, and we are taking the time to learn, reflect and challenge ourselves, and avoid rushing to conclusions. We are committed to this process in the long-term, in order to create the structural changes required to make sure Contact is striving towards achieving equity, diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organisation.”
Chris Carr, Chair of Trustees
We sign up to ACEVO’s eight principles to address the diversity deficit in charity leadership, namely:
We are all committed to Contact becoming a truly inclusive organisation. The race equality working group has identified the following priorities for the next 12 months (up to September 2021):
Each objective is led by a staff task group, and we will be reporting on progress on a quarterly basis. Oversight of this programme of work sits with the Board, with a reporting structure from the race equality working group to the full Board of Trustees.
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