Equality

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) is committed to treating people fairly with compassion, respect and dignity and in promoting equality and human rights as a provider of mental health services and as an employer.

We aim to put this commitment into practice by:

  • Providing the best possible mental health care services we can by making sure our services are accessible and deliver equally good experiences and outcomes for all people especially in relation to the characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. These are age, disability, ethnicity, gender, render re-assignment, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief and sexual orientation.
  • Embedding our commitment to tackling inequality, eliminating discrimination and harassment; promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relations in our decisions, policies and everyday practice.
  • Regularly monitoring and reporting on our public sector equality duty performance, equality objectives 2103-16 and on equality impact assessments to evaluate how we are doing and what we can do to improve.
  • Ensuring that all our services and all staff working on behalf of SLaM understand and support our commitment to eliminating discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relations and put this into practice in everything they do.

We believe that people who use our services, their carers and our staff should be treated with compassion, respect and dignity. This means we will not tolerate any form of prejudice or discrimination against service users, carers, staff or our members.

Our workforce Equality Objectives can be read here

Workforce Race Equality Standard 2016 (PDF) click here

Our 2016 EDS2 Assessment can be read here

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