NERAF is committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. Equality is about removing barriers and making sure people from all sections of the community have fair and equal opportunities to access services. Diversity is about respecting and valuing people’s differences and treating them in an appropriate way.  Inclusion is about making sure that people feel comfortable to be themselves, and feel that they belong.

We recognise our responsibilities in respect of the protected groups specified in the Equality Act 2010.  They are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation which are specified in legislation.  We also include gender identity.