Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities Policies for Clubs
Football belongs to, and should be enjoyed by everyone – equally. Our commitment is to eliminate discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and to encourage equal opportunities. The following policies should be at the heart of your club’s activities.
Bristol Inner City management and staff support The FA in these efforts within the BIC Football Academy development objectives.
Anti Discrimination Policy
BIC is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the organisation at every level. Football belongs to and should be enjoyed by everyone, equally. Our commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability.
Equality of opportunity at BIC means that in all our activities we will not discriminate or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability.
- The advertisement for staff
- The selection of candidates for staff
- External coaching and education activities and awards
- Football development activities
- Appointments to honorary positions
BIC will not tolerate sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal and will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.
BIC is committed to the development of the programme of ongoing training and awareness raising events and activities in order to promote the eradication of discrimination within its own organisation and in the wider context, within football as a whole.
Equal Opportunities Policy for Clubs
BIC is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members of whatever level or authority, to abide and adhere to this general principle and the requirements of the Codes of Practice issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and Commission for Racial Equality.
- All members are expected to abide by the requirements of the Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1986 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Specifically discrimination is prohibited in:
- Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientated or disability less favourably than others.
Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with requirements for any reason whatsoever related to their membership, which is different to the requirements for others.
BIC commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination on grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice cease forthwith, and to the investigation of any member accused of discrimination.
Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to desist forthwith. Since discrimination in its many forms is against the policy, any members offending will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.
Commits itself to the disabled person whenever possible and will treat such members, in aspects of their recruitment and membership, in exactly the same manner as other members, the difficulties of their disablement permitting assistance will be given, wherever possible to ensure that disabled members are helped in gaining access. Appropriate training will be made to such members who request it.