Equal Opportunities Policy
Ordinary Magic C.I.C believes that no child, individual, or family should be excluded from our services or activities based on the grounds of age, gender, health, sexuality, class, family status, means, ability, colour, ethnic origin, culture, religion, or belief. We aim to ensure that all who wish to work in, or volunteer to help with, our organisation should have an equal chance to do so.
Ordinary Magic C.I.C aims to provide a welcoming and caring environment that promotes and reflects cultural and social diversity. Ordinary Magic C.I.C will endeavour to challenge any offensive behaviour, language or attitudes with regards to race, ethnicity, nationality, class, religion, culture, gender, language, sexual orientation and disability.
The club recognises that achieving the objectives of our equal opportunities policy relies on the active involvement of parents/carers and community stakeholder. Ordinary Magic C.I.C both welcomes and encourages parents, carers and community stakeholders to get involved in the running and management of our business, and to comment on the effectiveness of its policies and procedures.
Ordinary Magic will facilitate regular opportunities for consultation with all stakeholders about the service that we provide, as a means of monitoring the effectiveness of the equal opportunities policy.
We strive to make the environment welcoming and physically accessible to all users. To do this we will work with staff and users to get an understanding of all our service users needs (both new and current) cultures and values.
Our Equal Opportunities Procedures aim to:
- Create an environment free from discrimination and welcoming to all
- Ensure that our services are available to all children who require our service, including those with difficulties and/or disabilities.
- Ensure that issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, religion, culture, gender, language, sexual orientation and disability do not inhibit a child from accessing our services
- Treat all service users with equal value and concern
- Make every effort to include every service user in all activities ensuring their individual needs are met.
- Have regard to promoting understanding, respect and awareness of diversity and equal opportunities issues in planning and implementing our programme of activities.
- Help service users celebrate and express their cultural and religious identity by providing a wide range of appropriate resources and activities.
- Ensure that Ordinary Magic’s recruitment policies and procedures are open, fair and non-discriminatory.
- Encourage and support staff to act as positive role models by displaying and promoting tolerant and respectful behaviour, language and attitudes and challenging any discriminatory incident
- Treat seriously the case of any member of staff found to be acting or having acted in a discriminatory way according to the provisions of the Staff Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures policy.
- Ensure that all members of staff are aware of, and understand, the Equal Opportunities policy as it relates to all aspects of its work.
The Manager and Trustee’s will be responsible for ensuring that the Equal Opportunities policy is implemented and that its effectiveness is regularly monitored. They will be responsible for ensuring that:
- Staff receive appropriate training, where available.
- The Equal Opportunities policy is consistent with current legislation and guidance.
- All the club’s policies and procedures will be kept under review to ensure they do not operate in a discriminatory manner or in anyway against its commitment to equal opportunities.
- The Club will work to fulfil all the legal requirements of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.
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