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Promoting Equality and Diversity in Childcare Settings
As a care service provider, we understand our responsibility when it comes to representing equality, diversity, and cultural differences within the fostering arena. We recognise the extreme importance of creating, maintaining, and continually promoting a safe space where all backgrounds and cultures are respected and valued in our organisation. We ensure that every person – staff, carer, or child – feels represented and is welcomed into an open-minded and inclusive environment.
Fusion Fostering know that promoting equality and diversity is a continuous task and not just a checkbox to tick off. That’s why we ensure our setting and processes are actively anti-discriminatory and that we are continually committed to challenging attitudes that promote discrimination.
We aim to:
Fusion Fostering is dedicated to recruiting a diverse team of foster carers and professional service staff from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. We believe that a diverse environment enriches all those in the organisation and adds value to our agency.
We work to remove any barriers or inequalities during the recruitment process and actively encourage applicants from people with differing backgrounds and life experiences, including people from the LGBTQ+ community. At Fusion Fostering, we value the differences in culture and the different perspectives people can bring to our team.
We understand that creating an inclusive culture starts with knowledge, education, and awareness. We are committed to training our staff and carers and providing them with intercultural information and resources so that they have the skills and awareness to continue to provide a safe, inclusive space for looked after children. All of our carers receive training and support to ensure they know how to care for children from diverse backgrounds and how to teach them about social inclusivity and discrimination. This ensures that each and every young person is given a chance to thrive and celebrate their unique identity and background, enhancing self-worth and building confidence.
We are an agency that ensures all identities and cultures are respected, catered for, and valued, whether you’re a member of staff, a foster carer, a potential applicant, or a young person under our care.