Equal Opportunities Policy
Drug and Alcohol Action Programme Ltd (DAAP)
DAAP is a registered charity.
Empowering communities against addiction
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT
We believe that every individual should be treated
with dignity and respect.
We believe that people should have the opportunities,
support and encouragement to exercise control over their
own lives and acknowledge their responsibilities to
Drug and Alcohol Action Programme Ltd. works to
advance the education of all sections of the community
about aspects of substance misuse and related issues.
In particular we work towards eradicating addiction
by and through education; by developing and managing
culturally appropriate programmes and treatment services
and by conducting appropriate research on addictive
behaviour. DAAP seeks to represent the views and concerns
of individuals and communities affected by substance
DAAP will promote predominately, but not exclusively,
for minority ethnic communities, issues relating to
substance misuse, in particular alcohol and drug addiction.
This is in recognition that many Black and minority
ethnic communities do not have appropriate access to
drug and alcohol education or services.
Drug and Alcohol Action Programme is an equal opportunities
employer and seeks to promote equality and diversity
in all its functions. We believe that discrimination
on the grounds of an individual’s lifestyle, culture,
beliefs, ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, sexuality,
disability, age, social or economic status contravenes
the fundamental human right of individuals to determine
their own options and choices and to achieve their full
Our commitment to equality and diversity relates to
the management of the organisation, our relationships
with external organisations, service provision, employment
and training of staff and volunteers. DAAP expects trustees,
consultants, employees, volunteers and all agents that
act on its behalf to adhere to the letter as well as
to the spirit of this statement and to operate within