FIREPUNCH UK recognises that oppression,
disadvantage and discrimination exist in society, and that people
often face simultaneous inequalities.
FIREPUNCH UK is committed to eliminating these
inequalities and aims to be fair, reasonable and just in all its
FIREPUNCH UK commits itself to make its services,
facilities and resources accessible and responsive to the people and
communities it serves.
FIREPUNCH UK aims to be a diverse organisation, which
values differences. We recognize that people with different
backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and
perceptions. We encourage and harness these differences to make our
project relevant and approachable. We aim to listen to the changing
needs of the young people as well as ensuring the mechanisms for
implementing, monitoring and co-ordinating our work to their voices
FIREPUNCH UK commits itself to the equal
opportunities action to ensure that our staff, volunteers and the people we serve are not discriminated against on the basis of
or national origin, race or colour
or political beliefs
for children or dependants
differences such as; academic, qualifications, accent, age, caring
responsibilities and mental abilities, political affiliations, spent
or irrelevant convictions and union membership
FIREPUNCH UK will not tolerate processes, attitudes
and behavior that amount to discrimination, including harassment,
victimisation and bullying through prejudice, ignorance,
thoughtlessness and stereotyping. We will demonstrate this
commitment throughout all areas of our club and at all of our events and seminars.
FIREPUNCH UK is committed to help those who are
disadvantaged within the resources available to us, to ensure we are
a fair and equal project at all times and work to ensure that all students are able to stay safe, be healthy, enjoy and achieve, achieve
economic well being and make a positive contribution to their
of Equality and Diversity
the purpose of this policy the following definitions of ‘equality’
and ‘diversity’ have been adopted:
is about striving to eliminate disadvantage, discrimination and
is not about treating every one the same, but about
is inclusive and something that is equally relevant to us all.
an equal opportunities employer
FIREPUNCH UK is committed to ensuring
that we provide equality of opportunity to all in employment. The aim
is to ensure that we do not unfairly discriminate against any job
applicant or employee for any reason.
all levels we will seek to ensure that in recruitment, training,
delivering services and partnerships people regardless of backgrounds
will have the opportunity to:
the project as an employee, volunteer or member on equal footing
personal development to improve job opportunities.
heard when expressing concerns or dissatisfaction.
will have the opportunity to attend equalities and diversity
in Service Delivery
an equal opportunities service provider we
have a key role in ensuring that all sections of our diverse
community receive a fair and equal service, according to individual
needs. We aim to ensure that high standards of quality and equality
FIREPUNCH UK aim to:
Clubs Management Committee has adopted this Equalities and Diversity
Policy and accept responsibility for its implementation and
monitoring its overall effectiveness.
reviews will be undertaken to monitor how the policy is operating and
well as the duty not to discriminate, all staff and volunteers have a
responsibility to ensure the positive application of the equality and