Statement of Policy
The objective of this policy is to communicate the commitment of Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club (CHPSC) to the promotion of equality of opportunity within our club and:
- to make boating an activity that is genuinely open to anyone who wishes to take part
- to provide the framework for everyone to enjoy the sport, in whatever capacity and to whatever level the individual desires.
- to ensure that our services are accessible to all
CHPSC is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity and aim to ensure that all present and potential participants, members, office bearers, instructors, coaches, competitors, officials, and volunteers are treated fairly and on an equal basis, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment or social status.
CHPSC is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination and is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our members.
CHPSC's Flag Officers have specific responsibility for the effective implementation of this policy.
We expect that all our club members, committee members, Flag Officers and volunteers abide by this policy to help create the equal opportunities environment.
In order to implement this policy we shall:
- Communicate the policy widely
- Provide equality training and guidance as appropriate to members and volunteers
- Obtain commitments from other persons or organisations such as subcontractors or agencies that they too will comply with the policy in their dealings with our club, its members, volunteers and staff.
- Ensure that adequate resources are made available to fulfil the objectives of the policy.
Monitoring and Review
The effectiveness of our equal opportunities policy will be reviewed regularly and action taken as necessary.
Where monitoring suggests there is an issue in relation to this policy then we will develop an action plan to address the issue in question.
Members, prospective members and volunteers who believe that they have suffered any form of discrimination, harassment or victimisation are entitled to raise the matter through the procedures detailed in the Club's internal grievance procedures set within our Disciplinary Procedure >here. All complaints of discrimination will be dealt with seriously, promptly and confidentially.
CHPSC reserves the right to discipline any of its members, committee members, Flag Officers and volunteers who practise any form of discrimination in breach of this policy.
Every effort will be made to ensure that those who make complaints will not be victimised. Any complaint of victimisation will be dealt with seriously, promptly and confidentially. Victimisation will result in disciplinary action and may warrant ejection / dismissal.
CHPSC implements the RYA policy on 'Diversity and Inclusion guidance for clubs- Trans people' available >here