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Our goal is to apply departmental values and provide an inclusive and accessible workplace, where inclusion is everyone’s responsibility, and the diversity of our people is respected and valued.

We have a welcoming culture at the department. We provide a work environment for staff to feel they are able to bring their full selves to work. We encourage open and honest conversations. We provide work environments that foster respect, unity, inclusion, understanding and celebration. We act with decency, acceptance and without judgement of other people. We ensure that people feel safe to be their true self.

To achieve this, we will:

  • embed diversity and inclusion awareness and capability into all areas of the department
  • reinforce values-based behaviours to foster an inclusive environment where all staff have opportunities to learn, grow and succeed
  • ensure where appropriate a diversity balance on panels, boards and committees
  • promote events which celebrate and raise awareness of key diversity and inclusion issues

Photo illustration featuring the respectful element of our inclusion strategy. The icon is an outline of a hand holding a heart inside a set of circles. The photo shows a woman smiling and wearing a hijab.

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