Today, Sense is publishing its plan for tackling
racism, recognising that racism exists within every organisation.
The plan sets out the steps that we are taking within Sense, through better and ongoing engagement with our staff and volunteers, changes in our recruitment processes and working practices, and a commitment to publish data about how well we are doing as an organisation.
Last week, a report was published that highlighted the lack of
diversity at the top of the 50 leading charities in the country. Sense is one
of those charities and I have spoken before about the need for the sector to address
this, and I am determined to address it head on at Sense.
As part of the report I was surveyed, an experience I found problematic, and it made me reflect on my own identity and how the way in which people perceive me has shaped how I see myself.