Earlier this year Mermaids decided to carry out a frank and honest appraisal of our internal culture and how we measure up in terms of equity, diversity and inclusion.
As part of this process, we commissioned an independent external report which highlighted a number of significant challenges for us.
We know we must do better and we are absolutely committed to doing so, and will be implementing the report’s recommendations as a priority.
The charity has an unwavering commitment to safeguarding which is, and always will be, our top priority.
We will continue to cooperate fully, openly and with complete transparency with the Charity Commission as its inquiry gets underway.