Sefton CVS is Proud to Support Pride Month

Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) remains committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, both within our workforce and in it’s support for the wider VCF sector in Sefton. As a charity we hold the Navajo Charter Mark, a signifier of good practice, commitment and knowledge of the specific needs, issues and barriers facing LGBTIQA+ people in Merseyside.

Paul Cummins, Sefton CVS Board of Trustees Equality Champion, commented;

“To embrace the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion is to demonstrate qualities including; fairness, respect, acceptance, tolerance, welcome, understanding, empathy and many more. Essentially the concepts are about providing equal opportunities, protection from discrimination, recognising, respecting and valuing difference, and positive action to demonstrate those aims.

Sefton Council for Voluntary Service has a proud record of demonstrating and enacting equality, diversity and inclusion through supporting the work of its networks, and the wide range of groups and organisations it has both created, and, or assisted. In this Pride month, not least of these is for people identifying as LGBTQIA+, demonstrated by the CVS’s achievement of the Navajo Award, against whose standards it is regularly judged.

Sefton CVS seeks to be an exemplar of equality, diversity and inclusion, and be seen as a values-based organisation, through its staff and volunteer’s recruitment and retention, positive training in values, borough-wide activity and identification and support for marginalised individuals or groups.

As an infrastructure organisation Sefton CVS also has the responsibility of promoting the values of equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the VCFSE Sector in Sefton, which would enhance the quality of life for all and make the borough a better place for people to live, work and visit.”