Seen believes that black lives matter. This is not a radical statement, but sadly it is one we need reminding of in 2020. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the events that followed, we as a staff team have taken some time out to listen, to read, and to educate ourselves. We’re currently in the process of reviewing our policy documents to ensure the wording we choose is actively anti-racist, and we’ll share here any policy updates we make.
At this inflection point in history, we’d like to publicly recognise the need for more racial diversity and, importantly, inclusion at Seen — from our volunteers, to our staff team, in our partnerships and right up to board level. We’d also like to take this opportunity to apologise unreservedly to anyone who has sought our help over the past 21 years and felt underrepresented.
Justice feels very far away, but these baby steps are the beginning of an uncomfortable but necessary journey that we’re embarking on as a charity. We hope you’ll join our prayers for a equal, more righteous and loving world, particularly for those who have suffered because of the colour of their skin.
We will serve all faiths and none.