policy statements

Simmonds-Jones Consulting Ltd., UK Reg no.13799386 (Families West, the Company, We) strive to achieve best practices in health, safety and welfare, equal opportunities and ecologically sustainable business operations, as explicitly defined in the following policy statements.

Scope of the policies:

Our policies apply to all those who work for (or apply to work for) the organisation, including contract and agency workers, trainee workers and students on work experience or placements, volunteer workers and former employees.

equal opportunities

The aim of this policy is to set out the commitment of Families West to promoting equality of opportunity in all of our business operations.

It is our policy to provide equality to all, irrespective of gender (including gender reassignment), marital or civil partnership status, religious belief or political opinion, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins), disability, sexual orientation or age.

We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.  All employees and others who work for us will be treated fairly and will not be discriminated against on any of the above grounds.  Decisions about selection, promotion, training or any other benefit will be made objectively and without unlawful discrimination.

Our equal opportunities policy will help all those who work for us to develop their full potential and maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

Equality commitments:


This policy is fully supported by senior management and the Directors have specific responsibility for its effective implementation.

In order to implement this policy we shall:

Monitoring and review:

We will establish appropriate monitoring systems to assist in the implementation of our equal opportunities policy, review its effectiveness regularly and take action as necessary.

Complaints procedure:

Anyone who believes that they have suffered any form of discrimination, harassment or victimisation are entitled to raise the matter through the agreed procedures.

environmental sustainability

The aim of this policy is to set out a commitment to the rigorous review of our environmental performance and the use of sustainable natural resources.

health & safety

We recognise that health and safety supports good business performance and will, therefore, receive equal priority to that of all other business objectives.  The aim of this policy is to commit Families West to best practice in health and safety.  All those who fall into the scope of these policies will be expected to help the Company to achieve its legal obligations.