We’re making good progress and moving in the right direction, but we know there’s more work to do. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is the responsibility of everyone and, if embedded in the right way, it benefits everyone.
“Together, we can remove real and perceived barriers, valuing everybody who volunteers with, works for, supports or benefits from our work.”
We want people who share our values to join us. And then we want them to feel like the NSPCC is a place where they truly belong - whatever their background or lived experience. People who join us should feel free to be their authentic, true selves here - and be valued for who they are. Our lived experience networks support in driving change, so that we are truly inclusive and here to support and represent our people and bring together allies.
ADDAPT offer support and advice for D/deaf and disabled colleagues and anyone who has a long-term health condition. Their aim is to ensure NSPCC services, campaigns and activities are inclusive, accessible, and enabling for D/deaf and disabled children, young people, their families and the wider community.
This group promotes and advances the interests of all Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic employees at the NSPCC, and provide space for support, networking, and professional development. They work with the organisation to positively influence policies, procedures and services that impact on black and minoritised ethnic communities.
PINCC exists as a critical friend to the NSPCC to champion the rights of LGBTQ+ children, young people, staff and volunteers. They have consulted on policies at the NSPCC, run Pride campaigns, and have developed an educational series for all staff with sessions every month, and much more.
Our Thrive Network supports staff with their own or others’ mental health and wellbeing, a space where people can share with and learn from each other. The group also host Thrive Live webinars every other month to improve learning and understanding around mental health.
The group provides support to Muslim employees as they challenge and overcome any barriers at work and in their lives. Members blog about their experiences and about aspects of their faith to share with the wider organisation and promote understanding and inclusivity.
An inclusive community which helps parents and carers at the NSPCC empower each other through information and support. The group aims to foster a sense of belonging and connectedness, recognise people’s unique lived experiences as carers/parents, and influence policy and practice.
We provide support and friendship to colleagues who are experiencing the menopause and challenge stigma associated with the menopause in the workplace.
We want our menopause networks to:
Head of Impact (Strategy and Knowledge)
“I was really nervous about applying for a job with the NSPCC as I have mobility issues and I live really far from my nearest office, but the whole process has been really supportive.”
Helpline Practice Manager (Services)
“We all share our knowledge and our expertise with each other. We learn from each other.”
Child Safety Online Senior Manager (Strategy and Knowledge)
“Working at the NSPCC, I feel like I can make a real difference in the lives of children that are really vulnerable.”
Brett Terry, People Director and Executive Board sponsor for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group