Equality and Diversity at Aloud
The Aloud Charity is committed to making our services as accessible and inclusive as possible.
The Aloud Charity is committed to promoting equality and diversity in its workplaces and during service delivery. We aim to nurture a culture that values difference and recognises the benefit that people from different backgrounds and with different experiences can bring.
The charity seeks to create, maintain and promote a community in which each person is treated fairly and equally irrespective of their age, disability, gender identification, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
We are fully committed to sustaining positive and mutually supportive working environments free from harassment, discrimination, bullying and victimisation, where staff, freelancers, volunteers, and participants can work collaboratively and productively together, and where all are equally valued and respected.
Our aim is that our work is reflective of the communities we serve and that all those who work with us feel respected, valued and supported to thrive.
The Aloud Charity has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to discrimination of any kind.
To read more about our approach to Gender specific choirs or the Names of our Choirs, please click on the link below to read our article on Our Commitment to Trans Inclusion.
This work was developed following a piece of Engagement and Inclusion Research conducted in 2021. You can read a summary of how the results of the research have impacted our work here, or by clicking the link below.
The Aloud Charity has developed an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, which you read on our Policies Page or using the button below.
The Youth Forum
Young people are at the heart of decision making at The Aloud Charity.
Our Youth Forum provides choir members with the opportunity to input into all aspects of activity and a platform to share their opinions and suggestions on the development of the charity.
Data collected 2023 from 52% of young people from Only Boys Aloud and Only Girls Aloud choirs.
Commitment to Trans Inclusion
We want to support access to anyone to attend the choir they feel most comfortable attending in terms of their gender identity.
Our choir leaders and community leaders are trained to be discreet and supportive of all individual circumstance. Our aim is to be an inclusive, welcoming space that supports difference and belonging.
Engagement & Inclusion Research
In 2021, two pieces of work were commissioned: one about the Impact of our work and the other surrounding Engagement and Inclusion.
The charity has also consulted widely with our existing choir participants and leaders.
We are a Living Wage Employer
Ensuring that employees are paid the Living Wage is more important than ever before.
Join us and other organisations who believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.