Access Dorset recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons which are not fair. We recognise the Protected Characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation and we are fully committed to the implementation of the Equality Act (2010).

Access Dorset will challenge discrimination and lack of opportunity in its own policies and practice and will help other organisations and individuals to do the same. 

Access Dorset aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Access Dorset sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve.

All volunteers, employees, trustees, members and member organisations must declare their support for the objectives of our Equality and Diversity Policy.