Buttercups is committed to implementing policies that eliminate discrimination and promote diversity for our workplace and also for our learners. Our vision is to have a workforce that reflects the diverse make-up of modern Britain. Our aim as a training provider is to teach learners from all sections of society, and to be fully representative of communities as a whole. We ensure all staff and learners are respected and given the opportunity to do their best. It is the right of all people to be free from discrimination, to have a fair chance to succeed in society.
- We define equality as treating individuals equally in rights, status, and advantages, according to their needs.
- We define diversity as embracing people’s differences.
- We regard discrimination as when people are treated less favourably than others.
We want to build equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. Buttercups believes that the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion combats injustice against those who share the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. It is illegal and unfair for a person to experience disadvantage on the basis of a protected characteristic; all our staff and learners are entitled to expect that they will be treated fairly. We will not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage (including same sex) and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race, religion, belief or non-belief; and sexual orientation.