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Equality & Diversity

Nido Student is committed to ensuring that all people feel safe, secure, and welcome during their time at Nido. To meet its legal and moral obligations of eliminating discrimination and promoting equality within its residences, Nido strive to comply with legal requirements and endeavour to exemplify best practice. Nido actively take steps to ensure that residents welfare is safeguarded, and their safety preserved.

Nido is committed to promoting good practice and will deliver its legal responsibilities through the following:

  • Promote a culture of anti-discriminatory practice, diversity and equality
  • Ensure that all employees fully understand the policy and its implications
  • Develop and promote a culture of dignity, courtesy and respect amongst employees and residents
  • Ensure that any form of unlawful discrimination is actioned and fully documented

Nido Student is committed to celebrating diversity and to create an environment where everyone is treated fairly regardless of their gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or nationality.

It aims to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment, which affirms the rights of individuals to be treated with respect and fairly and affords opportunities to fulfil their potential.

To help Nido achieve its goals for equality and diversity the following requirements have been developed:

  • Establishing code of conduct agreements at the beginning of a residency can help students develop an understanding of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, which can help to prevent unpleasant incidents occurring and set a tone for cooperation and responsible behaviour. Upon Check in, all residents should be made aware of our policies and directed to the welcome book to ensure they are aware of Nido’s policies.
  • Ensure staff understand issues of confidentiality and disability disclosure with regard to residents.
  • Ensure allocation processes consider residents’ diverse needs, and that there is sufficient range and flexibility to ensure residents can be accommodated in appropriate accommodation, avoiding lifestyle clashes with other residents.
  • Ensure all staff working with young people understand that they should take responsible action if physical, sexual or emotional abuse is reported or suspected.
  • If there is a possibility that unacceptable behaviour is a result of illness, disciplinary action should not proceed but should be referred to student services.