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Equal Opportunities Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

At Camp 4 Champs we guarantee that we will provide a safe and caring environment, free from discrimination, for everyone in our care including children with additional needs.

To achieve Camp 4 Champs objective of creating an environment free from discrimination and welcoming to all, Camp 4 Champs will:

  • Respect the different racial origins, religions, cultures and languages in a multi-ethnic society so that each child is valued as an individual without racial or gender stereotyping
  • Not discriminate against children on the grounds of disability / special educational needs, sexual orientation, class, home language, family status or family background
  • Help all children to celebrate and express their cultural and religious identity by providing a wide range of appropriate resources and activities
  • Strive to ensure that children feel good about themselves and others, by celebrating the differences which make us all unique individuals
  • Ensure that its services are available to all parents/carers and children in the local community including taking reasonable steps to ensure that disabled children have access to our premises
  • Ensure that Camp 4 Champs recruitment policies and procedures are open, fair and non-discriminatory
  • Work to fulfil all the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010

We will monitor and review the effectiveness of our inclusive practice by conducting an inclusion audit on an annual basis.

Challenging inappropriate attitudes and practices

We will challenge inappropriate attitudes and practices by engaging children and adults in discussion, by displaying positive images of race and disability, and through our staff modelling anti-discriminatory behaviour at all times.

Racial harassment

Camp 4 Champs will not tolerate any form of racial harassment. Camp 4 Champs will challenge racist and discriminatory remarks, attitudes and behaviour from the children at Camp 4 Champs, from staff and from any other adults on Club premises (eg parents/carers collecting children).

Promoting equal opportunities

Camp 4 Champs Equal Opportunities Named Coordinator (ENCO) is Helen Moreira. The ENCO is responsible for ensuring that:

  • Staff receive relevant and appropriate training
  • The Equalities policy is consistent with current legislation and guidance
  • Appropriate action is taken wherever discriminatory behaviour, language or attitudes occur

Children with additional needs

Camp 4 Champs recognises that some children have additional needs or physical disabilities that require particular support and assistance. We will assess the individual needs of each child in consultation with their parents prior to their attending Camp 4 Champs and will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that children can access our services and are made to feel welcome.

Where one-to-one support is required, we will assist parents in accessing the funding required to provide the additional care.

Monitoring

The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every 12 months, or in the following circumstances:

  • Changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • As a result of any other significant change or event

Date: April 2020

Last Reviewed: April 2020

To Be Reviewed: April 2021