Equality and human rights

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, treatment and behaviour, employment, promotion and development. This encompasses giving equal access to all services wherever possible, having ‘due regard’ as we develop services and ensuring equality and diversity is an integral part of the Trust’s decision making processes.

As a public organisation we will not only comply with The Equality Act 2010, but regularly review our services to enable us to exceed expectations of all who use, visit or work for us.

We are proud of our diverse workforce who are representative of the communities we serve and support us in the delivery of our equality agenda. In addition, by continuing to work closely with internal and external organisations such as Stonewall and the Positive about Disability (Two ticks Scheme) we will continue to improve our services to provide a fairer, more inclusive NHS Trust.

We will actively seek to eliminate unlawful discrimination and foster good relations between those who share a protected characteristic (age, race religion, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and disability – including carers).

If you require any of the Trust leaflets or published documents in alternative formats, such as large print or alternative languages, please contact the Equality and Human Rights Department.


In April 2015 the Trust welcomed two new standards – The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)and the refreshed Equality Delivery System (EDS2). The Trust aims to publish these reports in August 2015 along with Trust’s Equality Objectives 2015-19.

For more information contact

Kim Novis

Equality and Human Rights Lead
Education Centre
The Ridge
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7PT