Bo’ness Car 4U Equalities Policy and Procedure
Bo’ness Car4U is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our volunteers. Our aim is that our volunteers will be truly representative of all sections of society and each volunteer feels respected and able to give of their best.
To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our volunteers and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, gender reassignment, marital status or civil partner status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy or maternity, religion, or belief. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
All volunteers will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection will be based on aptitude and ability. Everyone will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the volunteers will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
All volunteers have a duty to act in accordance with this policy and always treat colleagues with dignity, and not to discriminate against or harass others, regardless of their status. Breaches of our equality policy could result in the termination of the volunteer’s association with the charity.
- To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our volunteers are recognised and valued.
- Every volunteer is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
- Training and development opportunities are available to all volunteers.
- Equality in the Charity is good management practice.
- We will review all our volunteer practices and procedures to ensure fairness.
- All volunteers are responsible for the success of this policy and must ensure that they familiarise themselves with the policy and act in accordance with its aims and objectives.
- The committee must set an appropriate standard of behaviour, lead by example and ensure that those they manage adhere to the policy and promote our aims and objectives with regard to equal opportunities.
- The committee have overall responsibility for the effective operation of our equal opportunities policy and for ensuring compliance with the relevant statutory framework prohibiting discrimination.