Diversity and inclusion

We believe that diversity makes for a stronger team. Our employees come from a range of backgrounds with varied expertise. We are actively seeking to diversify and to create a workplace that is welcoming for all, regardless of disability, religious belief, sexuality, gender or ethnicity.

Our employees


Gender pay gap – An open and transparent culture is key to our success as a charity. Each year we complete a voluntary gender pay analysis and believe that reporting and monitoring the gender pay gap is an important step in tackling gender inequality. You can view the full report here.

Recruitment  – We are committed to an inclusive approach to recruitment. We use a system called Applied, to remove bias from the selection process by anonymising applications. We ask for a CV but will only use it at the interview stage and not to shortlist. We only ask for a degree when a role requries specialist knowledge, we review job packs and adverts for gendered language and we ensure we have mixed interview panels.

Affinity and action groups  – We encourage employees to set up affinity or action groups on topics of interest. Employee led groups include the wellbeing action group, Black affinity group and LGBTQ+ affinity group. More social groups include Christians at Frontline, vegan lunch club and the book club.

Diversity and inclusion group – The diversity and inclusion group includes employees from across all teams and levels including the people team and our senior leadership team. We are leading on delivering actions for the organisation around diversity and inclusion, such as bias training, workshops on inclusive leadership, events, awards and accreditations and many more areas

Our programmes


Our vision is a society where no child’s life chances are limited by their social or family circumstance and all our activity and teaching has a strong focus on anti-discriminatory practice, inclusion and practitioner reflexivity. As a result, our participants reflect on their identity, the lives of the children and families with whom they work and their experiences.

Since 2014, over 1,500 people have completed our programmes and our content equips people with the awareness and skill to challenge discrimination and strongly advocate for social justice.

Our achievements


We won the Pink News third sector equality award 2019 for our work on diversity and inclusion.

We were shortlisted for the ENEI shortlist for diversity and wellbeing 2019.

We have made a number of other commitments including being a living wage employer and a commitment to being a disablity confident employer. We have also made a commitment to continue to support people leaving care as part of care leave covenant.