Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE)


Welcome to the Harlow College Investors in Diversity assessment survey. This is an exciting opportunity for you to be able to directly help improve your organisation around Fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement. FREDIE for short.

These terms have been defined below. Please take a moment to read these definitions before starting the survey.

Fairness: Fairness is the quality of being reasonable, right, and just.

Respect: Respect is having due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.

Equality: Where every person has equal rights and every person has a fair chance. It’s an approach where there is recognition that different people have different starting points.

Diversity: Diverse means different. We are all different so diversity includes us all. The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognising our individual differences.

Inclusion: Where every person feels respected, valued and that they fit in with organisational culture.

Engagement: Engagement is based on trust, integrity, two way commitment and communication between an organisation and its members.

The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 is a law that covers issues around equality and diversity. The legislation established legal protection for the nine highlighted characteristics, which are identified as:
Gender reassignment
Marriage and civil partnership
Pregnancy and maternity
Religion and belief
Sexual orientation