Campaign Amateur Theatre
About our policy
The aim of this policy is to communicate the commitment of Campaign Amateur Theatre (“The Society”), as both an association and a service provider, to eliminating discrimination and encouraging and valuing diversity among members, volunteers, partners, suppliers and users of our services.
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.
1. Our responsibilities
The Society understands that for equality to be achieved this policy needs to be made understandable to, and embraced by, all members and it will therefore be made available on the website.
All members have a responsibility to ensure that their own language and actions are consistent with the spirit as well as the contents of this policy.
Overall responsibility for the implementation of this policy lies with the Committee as a whole.
2. Our commitments
The Society recognises that an Equality and Diversity Policy alone is not enough to ensure that equality and diversity are central to everything that we do.
We will seek to create an environment in which diversity and the contributions of all members and partners are recognised and valued in all that we do. In this way we hope to provide an example of good equality practice and promote community cohesion.
To ensure that we are meeting the aims and the spirit of this policy we will:
a. discuss and review how well we are implementing this policy, and adjust our practices/develop an action plan where necessary;
b. assess any significant new or revised policies and procedures for their impact on equality;
c. ensure our practices and procedures are consistent with the aims of this policy.
3.Working with contractors, suppliers and partners
It is important to us that suppliers, contractors and any other individual or organisation working alongside us are aware of and agree to comply with our equality and diversity policy while that work is underway.
4. 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.