In carrying out its function as a Charitable Trust, serving visually impaired Golfers in England and Wales, England, and Wales Blind Golf (EWBG) is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, and to ensuring that no individual or group of individuals is discriminated against in the planning and delivery of any of our activities.
We therefore aim to ensure that the values of equality, diversity, and respect for all are embedded into everything we do
About our policy
- This policy is intended to demonstrate EWBG’s commitment to eliminating discrimination and encouraging and valuing diversity among volunteers, members, and Trustees.
- We recognise our responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 and are committed to meeting them in full. We believe that a culture that embraces equality and values diversity will help us to ensure that everyone feels involved and included in our plans, programmes, and activities.
- We aim to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone, and in which no form of bullying, harassment, disrespectful or discriminatory behaviour is tolerated by anyone towards anyone. This particularly applies in relation to the ‘protected characteristics’ named in the Equality Act 2010: Age, disability, gender reassignment, income, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
- EWBG understands that for equality to be achieved this policy needs to be made understandable to, and embraced by volunteers, members, and Trustees
- This policy will be subject to agreement by the Trustees
- All volunteers, members and Trustees have a responsibility to ensure that their own language and actions are consistent with the spirit as well as the contents this policy.
- Overall responsibility for the implementation of this policy lies with the Trustees of EWBG
- EWBG recognises that an Equality and Diversity Policy alone is not enough to ensure that equality and diversity are central to everything we do.
- We seek to create an environment in which diversity and the contribution of all volunteers, members and Trustees are recognised and valued in all that we do. In this way we hope to provide an example of good equality practice and promote this within EWBG
- In introducing this policy we recognise that many people are unfamiliar with the ways in which discrimination and disadvantage affect people’s health, well-being, and quality of life. We will therefore support people to develop equalities awareness and understanding.
- To ensure that we are meeting the spirit of this policy we will:
- Discuss and review how well we are implementing this policy and adjust our practices where necessary.
- Assess any significant new or revised policies and procedures for their impact on equality
- Embed equality and diversity in our development plans
Review and action
- We recognise that it is important for us to regularly review this policy to ensure that it reflects up to date equality legislation and best practice
- A review of our Equality and Diversity Policy will be carried out on a 12-month basis as a minimum and any necessary actions taken.