Representation, Diversity and Inclusiveness

Charity Commission Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2019 to 2023

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

To realise the benefits of diversity and inclusion, 4 key objectives need to be focused on:

  1. Meeting statutory requirements and going beyond this by taking positive action and building a culture that champions diversity and inclusion.
  2. Maintaining representation where we are doing well and improving 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. 

A diversity and inclusion plan focuses on 2 key aims to:

  1. Continue to increase the representation of currently under-represented groups at all levels across the (charity).
  2. Focus on inclusion to build our culture and reputation as a place that attracts, develops, retains and fully engages all the diverse talent across the organisation.


The Equality Duty

The equality duty came into force on 5 April 2011. It means that we 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 we have due regard for the need to:

• Eliminate discrimination.
• Advance equality of opportunity.
• Foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.