The Blagrave Trust is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.
The aim is for our workforce, including our Staff team, the young people employed as Advisers to our programmes, and our Trustees to be truly representative of all sections of society and our stakeholders, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.
In all we do we seek to proactively engage, understand, and draw on a range of young perspectives that represent the rich and varied identities and differences that exist in the UK today. We therefore actively strive to ensure that our Trustees, Staff, and Advisers model this commitment. In upholding equity we believe in equality of opportunity and access to information and resources for all. We believe this is only possible in an environment built on respect and dignity for young people and their contributions. In affirming the value of inclusion we are building a culture that actively invites the contribution and participation of varied young people at all levels. We believe every person’s voice adds value, and we strive to create balance in the face of power differences. This is a core part of our DEI commitments and central to our strategy.
We intend to carry out an annual diversity monitoring survey of Trustees, Staff, and Advisers to help us track the diversity of our people as part of this commitment. We recognise this is only one lens to view diversity, equity and inclusion, but we are providing this data because as a funder we want to use it to help us understand how we reflect the communities we seek to serve and drive further transparency and accountability across the sector.
This is our first year of monitoring this data, however from now on it will be repeated annually. Questions focused on a number of characteristics including age, disability & health conditions, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, as well as whether our people identified as sharing the lived experience of the young people we serve.
We had 32 responses including:
- 8 out of 9 Trustees (reflective of the fact one of our trustees is currently on maternity leave)
- 9 out of 8 staff responses (reflective of a staff member leaving the organisation)
- 15 out of 23 advisers (reflective of it being optional for all our advisers)
Below, you can find the results of our most recent survey. We have represented Trusttees in blue, Staff in grey, and Advisers in pink/purple.
Disability & health conditions