Leap Confronting Conflict is committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation. Our shared ambition is to be excellent in terms of anti-racism, and we know that this will be a long and ongoing journey to achieve lasting positive change.
We continue to take steps towards putting a longer-term plan in place.
We recently reviewed our Diversity, Inclusion and Co-Production Committee to extend this to People and Culture – incorporating our planning, embedding and monitoring on diversity, inclusion and equity across the organisation. The Committee will also have oversight of our anti-racism action plan that we are putting in place for the end of 2023/early 2024.
We are expanding our programme of training and learning for all staff and trustees.
We are continually reviewing our recruitment processes, reflecting and learning from each recruitment cycle that will support us in becoming a more equitable and diverse team.
We are spending time with staff to reflect on what an anti-racist culture looks and feels like and what actions and behaviours are needed to help us become the organisation we want to be.
We are exploring how Leap can use its conflict expertise in holding difficult conversations to help other organisations address racism.
We are continuing to create safe spaces for our staff to have important conversations about racism and to extend our understanding of what this means for our Black and Brown colleagues and others with whom we work. We plan to take this work forward with our Trustees too.
We will continue to educate ourselves, challenge ourselves and each other, and we will ensure that we maintain momentum and focus in addressing racism.