Scope of Policy
Warwickshire First Aid Training will adhere to all relevant Statutory Legislation and the Code of Practice as per Appendix .1
In accordance with its commitment to equal opportunities, Warwickshire First Aid Training will ensure that positive steps are taken to identify and combat all forms of discrimination so that no potential or existing members of staff, clients or students are discriminated against from any of the four main types of discrimination – Direct discrimination, Indirect discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation.
Direct discrimination is treating one person less favourably than others because of, for example, their race, gender, sexuality or disability (a fuller list has been provided above).
Indirect discrimination is creating a condition, term of employment or requirement of service delivery which cannot be justified and which, in practice, prevents people from certain groups from receiving a service.
Warwickshire First Aid Training will not tolerate any form of harassment when offensive or intimidating behaviour, or encouraging or allowing other people to do so, aims to humiliate, undermine or injure its target, causing any physical or mental harm.
Warwickshire First Aid Training will not tolerate any form of Victimisation, which means treating somebody less favourably than others because they tried to make a discrimination complaint. Warwickshire First Aid Training will ensure that we comply with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, to ensure that all relevant protection is afforded to all relevant parties. This legislation is
“An Act to protect individuals who make certain disclosures of information in the public interest; to allow such individuals to bring action in respect of victimisation and for connected purposes”
Warwickshire First Aid Training recognises that the implementation of the Equal Opportunity Policy is vital to its development and continuing success, and the Directors will take full and frank responsibility for ensuring effective implementation of the policy and code of practice.
We will ensure that all individuals and organisations which provide services for or on behalf of Warwickshire First Aid Training, are aware of and fully comply with our commitment to equality of opportunity.
Warwickshire First Aid Training will investigate any alleged breach of this policy by Directors, staff, clients or students. If the allegation is upheld, action will be taken which could result in disciplinary proceedings against the Directors, staff, clients or students, as detailed in our Maladministration and Malpractice Policy.