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Equality, diversity and inclusion

It is important to the HCPC to be a fair and inclusive regulator. We were set up to protect the public and we recognise that in the UK, the public are a culturally rich and diverse group. This diversity is reflected in our registrants and all those who interact with us.

We intend that everybody should be equally able to access our services and be treated fairly and supported when doing so. Nobody should experience discrimination, harassment of victimisation when they interact with us. In this policy, we set out our legal duties around equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). We set objectives for developing our practice in EDI and explain how we will monitor our progress towards meeting them.

This document should be read alongside our annual EDI action plan, which sets out the practical steps that we plan to take to implement this policy.