Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy Statement
The Herts Sport & Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, in the partnerships we support and in the delivery of sport and physical activity programmes. We will continually develop our understanding of the diverse needs of different communities and partners within Hertfordshire, and positive action will be used to redress inequalities, discrimination and to maximise participation.
We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination including direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. HSP will abide by the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. The purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for those in our employment and all those we work with and ensure they are not unlawfully discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex and sexual orientation (together the protected characteristics).
All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability and all employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential.
We will constructively challenge any discriminatory behaviour and take all complaints seriously, and if necessary, take appropriate measures against any staff member or stakeholder who unlawfully discriminates against, harasses, bullies or victimises any other person.
We know that as an Active Partnership our influence goes much wider than our individual organisations. We have the opportunity to lead by example in making clear statements of intent and implementing clear action plans, and set a high standard for our local partners.