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Youth charity Just For Kids Law has joined forces with Do it Now Now to broaden equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of its organisation.
Just For Kids Law’s work centres on helping children and young people promote and defend their legal rights. By fighting for legal reform and representing the best interests of the young people they come into contact with, Just For Kids Law is positively impacting young lives in Britain. Given the organisation’s role in advocating for young people from a diverse range of backgrounds, its commitment to creating an inclusive environment is critical to its work.
Do it Now Now is supporting Just For Kids Law by helping the charity identify organisational processes that could reduce engagement with, impact in and access to underserved communities. Through Do it Now Now’s training, Just For Kids Law will be supported in achieving their goals for a more inclusive organisation for now and beyond.
The 6-month consultancy and training being provided by Do it Now Now centres on strengthening different organisational pillars to create systems that operate with equality, diversity and inclusion at the centre of change initiatives. By focusing on substantial change that goes beyond what could be considered performative, Do it Now Now provided guidance and direction specific to the needs and ambitions of Just for Kids Law.
From broadening the search for clients to adopting meaningful measurements and metrics for improved inclusivity, Do it Now Now’s training spanned many issues affecting inclusive organisational change. Topics included how to reach those most in need of support through development initiatives and how to create an inclusive culture.
An important aspect of creating this inclusive culture is creating channels for open and real-time feedback. During our time with Just for Kids Law, we touched upon the importance of senior management being accountable to both trustees and employees to foster a more equal and diverse culture. In addition, our training included a focus on creating a holistic equality, diversity and inclusivity policy that would span, staff, Board, people receiving Just for Kids Law’s services, and their families.
Speaking on the partnership, Just for Kids Law’s CEO, Louisa McGeehan, said, “When Just for Kids Law wanted to bring in some consultancy support, we spent quite a lot of time looking for the right organisation to support us. As a charity strongly focused on fighting racism and other forms of discrimination against our young clients, we wanted support that was tailored to where we are in our work on equality, diversity and inclusion. We have a lot of work to do to ensure our internal policies and practices are as strong as our external work and, in this work, relationships and trust really matter. We are enjoying building our relationship with Do it Now Now and have great ambitions for our future.”
Given Just for Kids Law’s mission and enthusiasm for creating an inclusive organisation, we’re excited to continue building with them and fostering an environment that keeps inclusion, diversity and equality front and centre of Just for Kids Law’s efforts.
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