Diversity and safeguarding

Diversity statement

Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Safeguarding statement

Guide Dogs is committed to ensuring that children, young people and adults at risk who come into contact with Guide Dogs staff and volunteers are treated with respect, and are free from all forms of abuse or mistreatment. We are also committed to ensuring that all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities, and have the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and maintain the welfare and safety of those with whom they come into contact.#

For further advice on employment and work please visit the Sight Advice FAQ website.

The Safeguarding Team

If you have a Safeguarding concern and would like to speak to someone, please call 0345 143 0199, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. A member of the Safeguarding Team will contact you as soon as we are able.

If a person is in immediate risk of harm contact the emergency services on 101 or 999. If you do not have sufficient information about the person to advise emergency services, then please contact the out of hours duty officer at your local Guide Dogs team.

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