EMASHN will ensure the core FREDA Principles - Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity and Autonomy are reflected in our work.

Our approach demonstrates the ways in which we are meeting the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty. We have produced an Equality Best Practice Guidance and are working towards the following objectives:
  • Continue to conduct equality impact analysis on each of our programmes including opportunities to deliver the NHS Accessible Information Standards
  • Set and undertake measurable objectives and activities to address any potential differential impact for those with protected characteristics - age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation
  • Design all programmes and services so that service users and carers are treated fairly with dignity and respect regardless of their protected characteristic
  • Actively engage and involve service users and carers with our work and consult them about any revisions to the Equality Best Practice and Accessible Information Standards Guidance documents
  • Be proactive in engagement with our diverse communities and ensure that the Accessible Information Standard in relation to British Sign Language (audio and easy read) and interpreters and translation are met.