Young K&C Cultural Competency Pledge

Posted on: 01/07/2022 in:
Young K&C signs the Staff College Cultural Competency Pledge to create a culturally competent approach for ut team and members.

Young K&C has signed the Young People's Foundations (YPFs) Cultural Competency Pledge following our completed cultural competency work facilitated by the Staff College. The pledge is a shared approach to ensure all Young People's Foundations work to create culturally approach when working with diverse communities both within our team and members.

“Cultural Competence ensures that practice in the delivery of services to diverse communities meets their needs, recognises the differences in culture that exist and ensures that services are appropriately available and delivered successfully by skilled practitioners, thereby reducing inequalities that may affect particular groups of society.”

- Cultural Competence, Promoting Leadership and Organisational Change, Meera Spillett

Our Pledge

Young People’s Foundations work with and represent diverse communities. Our member organisations are grassroots non-profits supporting young people in our communities. Many of these organisations are led by global majority groups. As YPFs we work with our members to elevate their work and voices.

We recognise the impact of poverty and racism on our communities. We aim to work actively alongside communities rather than ‘doing to them’ and take an intersectional approach. We also acknowledge the additional impact of discrimination experienced by women, disabled people and LGBT++ people of the global majority.

As YPFs, we have a shared commitment to developing a culturally competent approach across our network. This involves working within our respective YPFs with our teams, trustees, member and partner organisations as well as a collective across our YPFs.

This means ensuring that:

  • our diverse communities are represented in our organisations and structures
  • we design programmes that deliver and represent the needs of our diverse communities
  • we support, develop, advocate and work in partnership with global majority people and organisations throughout our networks.