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Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) believes in fairness, equality and above all values diversity in all aspects of its work.

RDaSH is committed to eliminating discrimination and is committed to the fair treatment of everyone, taking into account their gender, race, colour, ethnicity, ethnic or national origin, citizenship, religion, disability, mental health needs, age, domestic circumstances, social class, sexual orientation, beliefs or trade union membership.  The Trust is firmly committed to tackling all discrimination based on these values and human characteristics.

If unfair discrimination occurs it will be taken very seriously and may result in formal action being taken, including disciplinary action.

RDaSH is committed to building a valued workforce which reflects the wide diversity of the community it serves, enabling it to deliver the best possible mental health services to the community.

Everyone who comes into contact with the Trust can expect to be treated with respect and dignity, and to have proper account taken of their personal, cultural and spiritual needs.

The Trust also aims to ensure that it employs and develops a healthcare workforce that is diverse, non-discriminatory and appropriate to deliver modern healthcare. Valuing the differences of each team member is a fundamental component of the Trust. It enables its staff to create respectful work environments, build enthusiastic teams, and better understand service users’ changing needs.

In this way the Trust is able to deliver quality care and services while giving service users the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Equality is not about treating everyone the same; it is about ensuring that access to opportunities are available to all by taking account of people’s differing needs and capabilities.

Diversity is about recognising and valuing differences through inclusion, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, commitments outside of work, part-time or shift work, language, union activity, HIV status, perspectives, opinions and person value.

For any enquiries relating to equality and diversity please contact:

Diane Ekins
Equality and Diversity Lead
Tel: 01302 796187
diane.ekins@rdash.nhs.uk