All staff employed by MET Academy under-take a DBS check prior to working in any one to one situation with young adults or at risk adults to maintain the safety of Apprentices and Learners.
Every MET Academy employee has undertaken mandatory training in safeguarding young people and at risk adults and will know that they should pass the information immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Safeguarding – A Guide for Employers
Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways.
Diversity is about valuing individual difference. So ‘diversity’ is much more than just a new word for Equality. Diversity approaches aims to recognise value and manage difference to enable all learners and staff to contribute and realise their full potential. Diversity challenges us to recognise and value all sorts of differences in order to make MET Academy a better place to work and study in.
Why is Equality and Diversity important to you?
- It is morally right
- It makes business sense
- Our traditional society is changing. Our population is multi cultural getting older and more women than ever are going to work. There are more disabled people and people are expressing their sexuality more openly.
- It is the law
- Legislation relating to Equality and Diversity has been introduced rapidly within the last ten years and an Equality Bill is due out this year.
- Procurement requires evidence of good practice in relation to Equality and Diversity.
- It affects everyone