In line with our values, the RCR seeks to ensure that the principles of equality and diversity are embedded within its activities and operations. A report on these is brought annually to Council. This is a governance measure for Council as trustees of the RCR as a registered charity. While the report is largely for information, it enables trustees to monitor what is being done and offer any comments or suggestions for the future. The first such report came to Council in July 2016. Our equality and diversity policy was reviewed and approved by Council in July 2019.
The RCR performs an analysis of the membership of its Boards and Committees and how the diversity of its Board and Committee members compares to the diversity of its membership as a whole. The protected characteristics analysed were: age, gender, ethnicity and disability, as these are the only protected data the RCR collects from its members.