Diversity Policy

The Amber Trust enables blind and partially sighted beneficiaries to access and enjoy music through The Amber Trust schemes, providing workshops for blind and partially sighted children with additional disabilities, and offering freely available resources online.

The Trustees of The Amber Trust recognise their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 and are committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. The Trustees are opposed to all forms of discrimination. They seek to create an environment in which diversity and the contributions of all trustees, staff, volunteers, teachers, therapists, practitioners and other professionals, beneficiaries and their families are recognised and valued in all that they do and are committed to ensuring that all applications for Amber Music Awards and Amber Music Services (including Little Amber, AmberPlus, With Music in Mind and the workshop programmes) and other grants are treated equally.

No potential beneficiary, members of staff, volunteers, Trustees or practitioners  will be discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of race, colour, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.

The Amber Trust actively seeks to make families with vision impaired children from all backgrounds aware of The Amber Music Awards and Amber Music Services (including Little Amber, AmberPlus,  With Music in Mind and the workshop programmes), and the online materials through links with other organisations and making the application process as accessible as possible.

The Amber Trust will treat seriously all complaints under this policy made by staff, volunteers, families, teachers, therapists, practitioners and other professionals or third parties and will take appropriate action. All complaints will be investigated in accordance with the Complaints and Compliments Policy, as appropriate and the complainant will be informed of the outcome in line with these procedures.

This policy is reviewed regularly and updated as required.

Adoption date: 21/01/2010
Last reviewed date: 16/05/2023