The National Fostering Group complies with the provisions and spirit of the legislation and existing codes of practice produced by the relevant commissions for the promotion of equal opportunities for all.
The National Fostering Group complies with:
This is not an exhaustive list.
It is the policy of the National Fostering Group to provide equal opportunity in employment regardless of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, age, disability, religion or ethnic origin. This is not an exhaustive list. The agency’s equal opportunities policy applies to our recruitment, training, service provision and resource allocation.
Our equal opportunities policy is brought to the attention of every new and existing foster carer and is regularly reviewed. Foster carers working for us are all expected to work in accordance with the principles of our equal opportunities policy.
Foster carers are expected to:
We will promote awareness of our equal opportunities policy through the use of training material, policy development and service standards. It is central to all activities. It is the personal responsibility of every foster carer to ensure that our equal opportunities policy is followed. Our policy applies not only to our staff, but also to our relationships with customers and suppliers.
If you feel that you have been discriminated against or you have any questions about the application of our equal opportunities policy, please raise the matter through your Supervising Social Worker or service manager.
Cooperation is essential in ensuring the success of our equal opportunities policy. Discriminatory actions, language or behaviour by foster carers will be treated as serious misconduct and could lead to deregistration.
We state in the strongest possible terms that social media, or indeed any platform, must not be used to make racist and derogatory remarks by any foster carer or member of staff. Any such incident would be investigated thoroughly and, depending on the outcome, treated as serious misconduct, which would impact on employment or registration.
This version was last updated February 2020.