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Centre4, 17a Wootton Road, Grimsby,
North East Lincolnshire,
DN33 1HE
Tel: 01472 236680

Equality & Diversity Policy


CPO wants to give people the best opportunities to make a success of their lives as CPO believes everybody has a valuable contribution to make. Our challenge is to unlock the talents and potential of all our staff, volunteers, students and service users. We celebrate diversity and tolerance so that different cultures can thrive, adding to the richness and experience of CPO’s community.  


This implies that:

  • CPO will seek to create an open, trusting environment, in which there is an absence of prejudice, discrimination and harassment.

  • CPO will promote a positive climate of respect and co-operation, with open and tolerant discussion of important issues, expecting its members to respect one another as fellow human beings and treat one another with dignity; prejudice will be challenged where it becomes apparent in behaviour.

Our policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide equality and diversity to all, irrespective of their gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion or belief, marital status and social class. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

All service users, volunteers, students and employees - whether part time, full time or temporary - will be treated fairly and equally.

Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.

All employees, volunteers, students and service users will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and their talents and resources will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

Our commitment:

  • Every employee, volunteer, student and service user is entitled to be in an environment which promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.

  • The commitment to equality and diversity within the organisation is good management practice and makes sound business sense. 

  • Breaches of our equality and diversity policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings. 

  • The equality and diversity policy will be drawn to the attention of staff, volunteers, students and service users regularly, and everyone will be supported to understand through induction, training and development what it means to celebrate equality and diversity and will be held accountable for adherence to its values.

  • The policy will be monitored and reviewed annually.  


This information is also available in other formats upon request.

Equality & Diversity Policy
Version 10
Updated 4th February 2022

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