PURPOSE OF THE POLICY

The purpose of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy is to encourage diversity and promote fair and equal treatment amongst our membership, and paid/volunteer workforces, job applicants, customers, suppliers and visitors; irrespective of any protected characteristics such as sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, transgender status, pregnancy and maternity, and marriage or civil partnership (this list is not exhaustive).

Although many sports organisations maintain that they have an ‘open door’ policy, this has not necessarily changed the traditional levels of participation and involvement in sport.  Research undertaken by Sport England and its partners shows that many sports have low participation levels by women and girls, ethnic minority groups, disabled people, and in some cases, young people, and these groups are therefore under-represented.

The extent of our Taekwondo insight has been limited to:

  • 16,045 members
  • 58% male and 42% female
  • 61% under 14 years of age; 21% between 14-25 years of age; 17% over the age of 26

British Taekwondo is committed to ensuring that the culture, philosophy and processes within the organisation are free from bias and discrimination.  We recognise that everyone has an important part in ensuring British Taekwondo is a genuinely inclusive organisation and there is a collective responsibility to ensure practices are fair and inclusive.  By working together British Taekwondo can ensure there is genuine equity within the organisation.

 

IMPLEMENTING THE EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION POLICY

The effectiveness of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy will be monitored through the collation of statistics relating to British Taekwondo membership and workforces, recruitment and selection/promotion exercises, staff and contractors in post, training, discipline and staff exits broken down by:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Any other areas where it is perceived problems exist

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains current and links appropriately with other policies.  Members, staff, contractors and their representatives will be consulted as part of the review process.

The principles of the policy will also be considered when developing other new organisational policies and procedures.

A copy of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy is available below.

FINAL Equality Policy (v4 – 03.03.16)

Any enquiries about the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy should be raised with Margaret Nolan, the Strategic Lead for Equality and Diversity, email:  margaret.nolan@britishtaekwondo.org.