DEI Policy

Young Minds Coaching C.I.C.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

At Young Minds Coaching, we are committed to fostering an environment that values and respects the diversity of all individuals, and to ensuring that everyone is treated with dignity, fairness, and respect. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policy reflects our dedication to creating an inclusive space for all members of our community, regardless of their background, identity, or experiences.

  1. Diversity: We recognize and celebrate the uniqueness of every individual, including but not limited to their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, socio-economic background, and cultural heritage. We are committed to promoting diversity within our team, client base, and the broader community we serve.
  2. Equity: We are dedicated to eliminating barriers that prevent equal opportunities for all. We strive to ensure that our coaching services, programmes, and opportunities are accessible and available to everyone, regardless of their circumstances. We are committed to addressing systemic inequalities and providing tailored support to address individual needs.
  3. Inclusion: We aim to create an environment where all individuals feel valued, heard, and respected. We actively seek to include diverse perspectives in decision-making processes and encourage open dialogue that fosters understanding and empathy. We provide a safe and inclusive space for sharing experiences, ideas, and concerns.
  4. Zero Tolerance for Discrimination: Young Minds Coaching has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying. Discriminatory behaviour based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic will not be tolerated within our organisation. Any complaints will be addressed promptly and thoroughly.
  5. Training and Education: We are committed continuously to educating ourselves and our team on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We actively seek to stay informed about emerging issues and best practices to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for our clients and team members.
  6. Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable to uphold the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. Regular reviews of our DEI policy will take place to ensure its effectiveness and to identify areas for improvement.

We believe that fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment is essential to the success of Young Minds Coaching and to the positive impact we aim to have on the lives of both young people and adults within our outreach and beyond. We are committed to ongoing growth and learning in this area and welcome feedback from our community as we strive to make meaningful progress towards a more inclusive future.

Date: 14 August 2023
Signed: Ian M Jefferis
Position: Director, Young Minds Coaching