The Network Fellowship - Equal Opportunities
The Network Fellowship Ltd is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of its business relationships. To this end, The Network Fellowship Ltd acknowledges the following basic rights of all those with whom it interacts, its staff, suppliers, clients and contractors:
To be treated with respect and dignity
To be treated fairly with regard to all procedures, assessments and choices
To receive encouragement to reach their full potential.
The Network Fellowship Ltd further acknowledges that these rights carry with them Responsibilities; it consequently expects all staff, suppliers, clients and contractors to recognize these rights and act accordingly.
1.The underlying principle of The Network Fellowship Ltd Equal Opportunities Policy is To ensure that no group or individual receives more or less favorable treatment. The Network Fellowship Ltd will therefore seek to ensure that all are treated solely on the basis of merit, ability and potential, regardless of gender, colour, ethnic or national origin, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, religious or political beliefs, family circumstances or other irrelevant distinction.
2.Through its Equal Opportunities Policy, The Network Fellowship Ltd will, as far as possible, seek to: identify and eliminate unfair and discriminatory practices wherever they occur in the services and products which it offers; remove inappropriate barriers to entry and achievement, thus enabling a wider variety of people to benefit from the opportunities/services which it offers.
3. All qualifications, products and services offered by The Network Fellowship Ltd, legal or contractual requirements permitting will be: available to all those who are able to benefit from their services and are free from barriers which restrict access and progression; free from overt or covert discriminatory practices, and due regard will be paid to any special learning/assessment needs of individuals; free from inappropriate content, language and images; free from age or other restrictions; consistent with The Network Fellowship Ltd values.
To ensure the effective implementation of the Equal Opportunities Policy, The Network Fellowship Ltd will allocate the responsibility to the Director.
1.However, each employee in The Network Fellowship Ltd is responsible for the effective implementation of the Equal Opportunities Policy and its associated procedures, and for monitoring equal opportunities in his/her area of responsibility.
2.Notwithstanding the above responsibilities, each individual The Network Fellowship Ltd staff member is accountable for his/her behavior and for following the procedures associated with Equal Opportunities.
To support staff in fulfilling their obligations The Network Fellowship Ltd will ensure that its Equal Opportunities Policy is known to all employees and is available in the public domain.
1.The Network Fellowship Ltd will expect external bodies/agencies with whom it does business to embody the same Equal Opportunities values in their treatment of The Network Fellowship Ltd staff, suppliers, clients and contractors; and will communicate this expectation.
Monitoring and Review
The Network Fellowship Ltd will regularly monitor and review the application of its Equal Opportunities Policy and the implementation of associated procedures and from the information gained will analyze potential barriers or areas where positive action may be required.
1.The Network Fellowship Ltd will ensure that any action taken to comply with this statement does not invalidate any The Network Fellowship Ltd policy.
2.This statement has been developed to comply with legislation.
This statement represents our general position on Equal Opportunities issues and the policies and practices we will apply in conducting our business. The Equal Opportunities Statement is accessible to all staff via e mail and site documents and to other interested parties via our website (www.thenetworkfellowship.com) and on request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Signed: Director responsible for Quality Management, May 2011