Promoting diversity and equality in Haringey
We are committed to promoting diversity and developing an environment where all staff are treated with respect and dignity.
The Governments Disability Confident Scheme is an initiative that helps employers commit to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disabilities, to ensure that they have the opportunities to fulfil their potential. The Disability Confident scheme has three levels designed to support us on our disability confident journey.
We have achieved level 2 Disability Confident Employer status, this means that we are taking core actions in getting the right people for our organisation and in keeping and developing our people.
We are proud members of Stonewall's Diversity Champions Programme - a world-leading employers' programme for ensuring all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff are accepted without exception in the workplace.
The programme provides an excellent framework for creating a workplace that enables LGBT staff to reach their full potential.
A key part of our effort to improve staff engagement and continue to be an inclusive employer is the development of our employee networks. The network groups are open to members of staff who identify with the protected characteristic, as well as allies who wish to play an active role in promoting equality and inclusion.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Non-Binary (LGBT+) Network
The LGBT+ Network is a forum to provide support to Haringey Council’s LGBT+ staff and to make Haringey Council a more inclusive workplace. The Network is open to all employees, whether LGBT+ or straight allies, and is inclusive of LGBT+ people with multiple identities.
The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network
The BAME Network is a forum to interact and provide support for Haringey Councils BAME staff. The network is open to all Haringey Council employees, both BAME and non-BAME allies who wish to play an active role in making the council a more equal and inclusive place to work.
Disability and Illness Network
Haringey’s newly formed Staff Disability and Illness Network is inclusive of staff with visible and invisible disabilities or illnesses - whether they identify as disabled or otherwise. The Network wishes to raise awareness of the variety of reasonable adjustments available to staff with varying needs and the support available both internally and externally.