Equality & Diversity Policy

PCaSO Equality & Diversity Policy

Registered charity no. 1170536

Equality is about creating a fairer, inclusive society in which everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Diversity is about recognising, respecting and valuing differences.

PCaSO believes that people from a range of backgrounds and experiences can enhance the life and development of the charity. As such we believe that all individuals should be treated on the basis of individual merit without bias or preconception.

PCaSO is committed to ensuring that no member, volunteer, PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test applicant, or individual from any linked organisation, should receive any less favourable treatment than others, including upon the grounds of age; disability; gender; marital status; sexual orientation; race; ethnicity; religion or belief. We are committed to attracting individuals from all sections of the public community, and providing an environment in which no individual experiences discrimination, harassment or intimidation.

PCaSO recognises that men of Afro-Caribbean heritage, and any man who has a history of prostate cancer in the family, have statistically above-average risk of prostate cancer so are particularly welcomed as members or for PSA blood tests. Prostate cancer is a disease affecting men, but transgender people who were born male, can also be at risk from this cancer and are equally welcomed.

Men’s partners are welcomed by PCaSO, their supportive role is recognised as important for the men.

Policy agreed by the Executive Committee on 26th April 2021