Equality Policy

The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

Kesgrave Panthers Cycle Speedway Club (KPCSC) aims to set appropriate standards and values to apply throughout the club at every level. Cycle Speedway belongs to, and should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate in it, and we as a club, Champion diversity in all its forms.

KPCSC’s commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities.

KPCSC, in all its activities, will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability. This means that KPCSC will ensure that the club treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities.

KPCSC will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanction applicable is regarded as discrimination. This includes sexual, racially, emotional based harassment or other discriminatory behavior, whether physical or verbal. Kesgrave Panthers Cycle Speedway Club will work to ensure that such behavior is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.

We are committed to the development of a programme of ongoing training and awareness raising events and activities in order to promote the eradication of discrimination within the club and within Cycle Speedway.

In October 2010 the Equality Act became law, harmonising all Equality legislation in the UK. We have updated our Equality Policy to take account of the new legislation. The new act has created a number of new obligations for different organisations across all sectors. KPCSC is fully compliant and will abide by the rules of the Equality Act and British Cycling Equality Policy. Please see Ref 1 & 2 below for details.

KPCSC is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members to abide and adhere to these policies and the requirements of the relevant equalities legislation – Race Relations Act 1976 [Ref 3], Sex Discrimination Act 1975 [Ref 4] and Disability and Equality Act 2010 [Ref 5] as well as any amendments to these acts. Details of these acts can be found here:

KPCSC commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims, when it is brought to their attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions imposed as appropriate.

References:

[1] Equality Act

[2] British Cycling Equality Policy

[3] Race Relations Act 1976

[4] Sex Discrimination Act 1975

[5] Disability and Equality Act 2010

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