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The Football Association
Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities Policy

As the governing body of the game, The Football Association is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the game at every level.

Football belongs to, and should be enjoyed by, everyone equally. Our commitment is to eliminate discrimination whether by reason or gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethic origin, colour, religion or ability and encourage equal opportunities.

The following policies should be at the heart of your club’s activities.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Chadderton Park Football Club is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the club 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, ethic origin, colour religion or disability.

Equality of opportunity at Chadderto Park Football Club means that in all our activities we will not discriminate or in any way treat anyone less favourable, on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethic origin, colour religion or disability.

This include:

• The advertisement for volunteers.

• The selection of candidates for volunteers.

• Courses.

• External coaching and education activities and awards.

• Football development activities.

• Selection for teams.

• Appointments to honorary positions.

Chadderton Park Football Club 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.

Chadderton Park Football Club 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 within football as a whole.

General

• Chadderton Park Football Club is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members of whatever level of authority, to abide and adhere to this general pinciple 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 Discriminations act 1995.

• Specifically discrimination is prohibited by:

• Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour, marital status, race nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability less favourably than others.

• Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with requirement(s) for any reason whatsoever related to their membership, which are different from the requirements for others.

• Imposing on an individual requirements which are in effect more onerous on that individual than they are on others. For example, this would include applying a condition which makes it more difficult for members of a particular race or sex to comply than others not of that race or sex.

• Victimisation of an Individual.

• Harassment of an individual by virtue of discrimination.

• Any other act or omission of an act which has as its effect the disadvantaging of a member against another, or others purely on the above grounds. Thus in all club’s recruitment selection, promotion and training processes, as well as disciplinary it is essential that merit, experience, skills and temperament are considered as objectively as possible.

Chadderton Park Football Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination on the above grounds. And where such is found to be the case a requirement that the practice cease forthwith, restitution of damages or loss (if necessary) 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 Football Club’s policy any member offending will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.

The football Club 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 tosuch members who request it.


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