Equality and diversity

The Charity Commission's equality and diversity policies and how equality and diversity are monitored.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2019 to 2023

The Charity Commission diversity and inclusion strategy sets out our ambitions for equality and diversity between 2019 and 2023.

We recognise that to realise the benefits of diversity and inclusion, we will need to focus on 4 key objectives:

  1. Meeting our statutory requirements and going beyond this by taking positive action and building a culture that champions diversity and inclusion
  2. Maintaining our representation where we are doing well and improving our representation in areas where we could improve
  3. Creating an inclusive culture, that values diversity, in how we treat each other and interact with those that we regulate and come into contact with
  4. We want diversity and inclusion to be a natural part of what we do – firmly embedded in our culture

The Equality Act

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. The following characteristics are protected:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

The Equality Duty

The Public sector equality duty came into force on 5 April 2011. It means that public bodies have to consider all individuals when carrying out their day-to-day work – in shaping policy, delivering services and in relation to their own employees.

It also requires that public bodies have due regard for the need to:

  • eliminate discrimination
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities

Employee equality information

We have published our latest gender pay gap data and our 2017 to 2018 annual report contains some staff equality data.

Further information about our workforce will be published shortly.