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The RCH is proud to have developed our inaugural Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Action Plan.
The Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) Action Plan is the overarching diversity plan for the RCH, and conveys our commitment to building an organisation that is culturally sensitive, representative of the community we serve, and where everyone feels safe regardless of their backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and/or abilities.
The RCH published its Gender Equality Action Plan in September 2022.
The Gender Equality Act 2020 (Victoria) came into
operation on 31 March 2021 and requires all Victorian public sector
organisations to develop a Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP).
Act required significant organisational analysis and consultation. The RCH
embraced this opportunity to strengthen the Diversity Plans we already have,
including the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan, Reconciliation
Action Plan, and Disability Action Plan.
Further information and supporting materials can be found on our Gender Equality Action Plan page.
The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) is committed to promoting the inclusion and participation of people with disability among our patients, their families, current and prospective employees, and the community.
This commitment is presented through the development of this inaugural Disability Action Plan (DAP)
The RCH has just published its Cultural Safety Plan 2022-23 and its Progress Report for Aboriginal Cultural Safety 2021-22.
This report details the many and varied actions the RCH proactively takes to develop Aboriginal cultural sensitivity, of which the ultimate aim is to create cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and families.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety framework has been developed to help mainstream Victorian health, human and community services and the department to create culturally safe environments, services and workplaces.
The RCH is currently developing its new Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.
In the meantime, we continue to implement the ongoing actions of our Reflect RAP, as well as remain committed to journeying together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to close the gap.