A bold new action plan setting out the ways in which HCPC will deliver on our commitments to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) has been approved by the HCPC’s Council.
The plan, the first of its kind for HCPC, is part of our ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. It lays out the actions we will take over the next four years to achieve our vision to be actively anti-discriminatory organisation that upholds and promotes best practice in equality, diversity and inclusion and an active ally for change.
These actions will see the HCPC improve on progress already made in initiatives such as our diversity data analysis, the introduction of new EDI objectives, strengthening our approach to EDI in our revised Standards of Proficiency and the successful launch of EDI monitoring through our registrant portal.
John Barwick, Chief Executive of HCPC, said: “HCPC is committed to being an actively inclusive and diverse regulator, leading the way in best practice in anti-discrimination and change for the better. This plan is vital in showing how we’ll get there, building on the work we’ve already achieved and pushing forward to embed EDI in every facet of the organisation.
It is all too easy to make a commitment to be more diverse - the key is in establishing a structure to actually make it happen. This plan, more than any other action so far, shows that the HCPC is taking equality, diversity and inclusion seriously.”
Adrian Barrowdale, HCPC’s Strategic Lead for EDI said, “Our commitments will not be met without EDI being fundamentally woven into the day-to-day business of the HCPC; and our focus must be on ensuring that every project, every programme and every decision we take is viewed through the lens of EDI.”
“By improving awareness of equality and diversity at HCPC we will gain a better picture of what our registrants need from us and support our values of being a fair, compassionate and inclusive regulator.”
“This is why we are encouraging every registrant to complete the diversity information monitoring form on their online account as soon as they get the chance. This will play a vital part in helping us to address issues of fairness and discrimination that impact on the lives of registrants and service users”.