Kinship’s anti-racism statement
Kinship’s vision is a society in which kinship carers and the children they care for are recognised, valued and supported. We want every part of Kinship to be a place where everyone feels accepted, respected, valued, and heard – whether they’re staff, volunteers, supporters or the people we help.
There is no place for racism in our charity.
We will not tolerate racial discrimination from our service users, members of our staff, or our volunteers. We invite anyone who has experienced or witnessed discrimination within Kinship to raise this with us (safely and confidentially), and we promise to investigate and take appropriate action.
As a charity committed to ensuring every kinship family gets the recognition and support they need and deserve, we cannot be silent about racial inequality. We know that kinship care is more prevalent in some minority ethnic communities, and we know that access to support is not equal for all kinship families. We need to do more to understand and respond to the needs of kinship families from all backgrounds. We will seek to influence research and policy, and also ensure that our own advice, information and support services are responsive to all kinship families.
To serve our mission, we must attract and develop the best talent, and to do so, we need an environment that champions inclusion and values the moral imperative and organisational benefits of the fullest diversity of society and lived experience.
We know that there are issues that bind all people facing prejudice, and we are therefore committed to working for equity, diversity and inclusion more widely at Kinship and to address intersectionality. Everyone, regardless of who they are, should be able to be their best selves without fear of discrimination or judgement.