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The commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is upheld by all - Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Tennis Scotland, Tennis Wales and the Tennis Foundation.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThese commitments are fully supported by the Bagshot Tennis Club’s Committee.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eTogether we can make a positive difference to people from different backgrounds to participate in Tennis at our club.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThank you.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eDiversity and Inclusion Policy\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1. \u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePolicy Statement\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThis Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Standards, Code of Conduct and Reporting Procedure are applicable to \u003cstrong\u003eBagshot Tennis Club\u003c/strong\u003e and is based on similar policies of:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThe Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eTennis Scotland\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eTennis Wales\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThe Tennis Foundation.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAs a club, we contribute actively to enable more people to play tennis more often, in a manner that it is safe, inclusive, and fair. This applies regardless of a person’s age, disability, gender reassignment status, sex, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, race or sexual orientation, socio-economic status or any other background.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eWe recognise that many concerns and/or disclosures may have both safeguarding and diversity and inclusion elements to them. This policy reflects this through its reporting procedures, which replicate the safeguarding concern reporting procedures. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThis Policy strives to minimise risk and support our venue, programmes, events and individuals to deliver and experience a positive tennis experience for everyone. The Reporting Procedures in page 2 outlines how to respond to safeguarding or discrimination concerns/disclosures.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2. \u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUse of Terminology\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eWe have adopted the following definitions to explain our approach to diversity and inclusion in tennis:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDiscrimination \u003c/strong\u003e– treating someone in a less favourable way and causing them harm, because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDiversity \u003c/strong\u003e– acknowledging, celebrating and respecting the differences between groups of people and between individuals. We will work to ensure that people can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their sport without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment or abuse.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHarassment \u003c/strong\u003e– unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating and intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. The focus is on the perception of the complainant not the intent of the perpetrator. Employees can complain of behaviour they find offensive even if it is not directed at them.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInclusion\u003c/strong\u003e – ensuring that tennis is equally accessible to any member of the community so they can be fully involved in whatever capacity they choose; and that they are supported to achieve their potential in any capacity e.g. player, employee, volunteer, coach or official. We will work to ensure that people have a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, that they feel respected and valued and are not singled out, with regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment status, sex, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, race or sexual orientation, socio-economic status or any other background.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePositive action\u003c/strong\u003e – Bagshot Tennis Club is committed to taking positive steps to counteract the effects of physical or cultural barriers – whether real or perceived – that restrict the opportunity for all sections of the community to participate equally and fully. We will ensure that we institute, support or contribute to appropriate measures or initiatives that enable access to tennis and participation in associated activities by people from any group that is under-represented in tennis or has difficulty accessing it and that they can do so with dignity or without being singled out. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e(See Appendix A for full glossary of terms)\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3. \u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eScope\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e Bagshot Tennis Club has direct safe and inclusive responsibility for:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eStaff, consultants, coaches and officials they employ;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eVolunteers, including board members and councillors they recruit;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eVenues they own;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eEvents and programmes they run; and\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eEnsuring all accreditation requirements are met by accredited coaches, officials and venues.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eWe recommend and support the development of good diversity and inclusion practice to:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAccredited coaches, officials and venues;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ePlayers, parents and carers;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eVolunteers recruited by other organisations;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eVenues hired by or on our behalf\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eClub Events.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThis Policy is in line with national legislation (see appendix B for details of the relevant legislation) and applicable to our club, specifically to every person and place that we have direct safe and inclusive responsibility for.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e4. \u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eResponsibility for implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion Policy\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eDiversity and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility: not responding to discriminatory or unacceptable language and behaviour is not an option.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThe club’s Committee and Chair have overall accountability for this Policy and Reporting Procedure, for being the strategic lead on diversity and inclusion and for ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation (see Appendix for details).\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThe club’s chair Neil Dodge and Welfare Officer Peter Sutcliffe have overall responsibility for the implementation of the policy.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThe Chair and Welfare Officer of the club are responsible for updating this Policy and Reporting Procedure in line with legislative and organisational developments; and develop a strategic and proactive approach to diversity and inclusion and respond to discrimination concerns.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThe Bagshot Tennis Club’s Welfare Officer Peter Sutcliffe is responsible for supporting the club to identify where diversity and inclusion support is required; to implement safe and inclusive procedures; promote diversity and inclusion principles, including the Safeguarding and Reporting Procedure, to all the venues they manage, programmes, events and individuals including players, parents and carers.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAll staff, consultants, coaches, officials and volunteers involved in tennis are responsible for raising diversity and inclusion concerns with the club’s Welfare Officer to start with; then the Safe and Inclusive Tennis team if applicable, as outlined in the Reporting Procedure.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ePlayers, parents and guardians are responsible for upholding the Code of Conduct and Reporting Procedure.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eBagshot Tennis Club is committed to:\u003c/span\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eformally adopt this policy\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003etake steps to ensure that our committee, members, participants and volunteers behave in accordance with the policy, including where appropriate taking disciplinary action under our constitution;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eensure that access to membership as well as access to participation is open and inclusive;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003epublish accurate information about the location and accessibility of our facilities; and\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003esupport measures and initiatives that British Tennis may institute or take part in to advance the aims of this policy as part of our commitment to our LTA membership. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eWhere there is a diversity and inclusion concern/disclosure:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThe individual who is told about hears, or is made aware of the concern/disclosure is responsible for following the \u003ca href=\"file:///C:/Users/Gren/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/LAM1UF8T/british-tennis-diversity-and-inclusion-policy-2017-club-template%20(3).docx#_Including_Standards,_Code\"\u003eConcern Reporting Procedure\u003c/a\u003e above\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e5. \u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreaches of the Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Standards, Code of Conduct and Reporting Procedure\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eWhere there are concerns that diversity and inclusion good practice has not been followed, all staff are encouraged to follow your club’s whistleblowing policy; consultants, coaches, officials, volunteers and players are encouraged to:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eComplain directly to the person or organisation and seek resolution. In the first instance, this can often resolve any disputes or concerns.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eIf required, you can contact the LTA Safe and Inclusive Tennis Team: safeandinclusive@lta.org.uk - they can assist in liaising with the club and investigating the matter. Alternatively, the NSPCC Whistleblowing advice line: 0800 028 0285; help@nspcc.org.uk can be contacted.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eSeek further advice from the Equality Advisory Support Service a call on 0808 800 0082. For further information their website is: \u003ca href=\"http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/app/ask \u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ol\u003e\u003cp\u003eIf\"\u003ehttp://www.equalityadvisoryser...\u003c/a\u003e someone comes to you with a concern around discrimination, listens to their complaint, reassures them and advises them of the routes listed above (1-3).\u003c/span\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eBreaches of this Policy and/or failure to comply with the outlined responsibilities may result in the following by the LTA, Tennis Scotland, Tennis Wales and/or the Tennis Foundation:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eVenues – Potential removal of LTA accreditation\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eStaff – disciplinary action leading to possible dismissal and legal action.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eContracted consultants, officials and coaches – termination of current and future roles within all four organisations and possible legal action.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eRecruited volunteers, including councillors and board members – termination of current and future roles within all four organisations and possible legal action.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eActions are taken by staff, consultants, volunteers, officials, coaches, venues, clubs and/or events outside of the LTA, Tennis Scotland, Tennis Wales and/or the Tennis Foundation that are seen to contradict this Policy may be considered a violation of this Policy.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eWhere an appeal is lodged in response to a safeguarding decision made by the LTA Safe and Inclusive Tennis Team and Safeguarding and Protection Committee and/or Licensing and Registration Committee, an independent appeal body such as Sport Resolutions may be used. Their decision is final.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e6. \u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRelated policies and guidance\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003ctable\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd width=\"50%\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e· \u003ca href=\"https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/about-lta/safeguarding/british-tennis-safeguarding-policy.pdf\"\u003eSafeguarding Policy\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd width=\"49%\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e· Disciplinary Policy\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd width=\"50%\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e· Grievance Policy\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd width=\"49%\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e· Harassment Policy\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd width=\"50%\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e· Bullying Policy\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd width=\"49%\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e· Complaints Policy\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd width=\"50%\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e· \u003ca href=\"https://www.lta.org.uk/about-the-lta/policies-and-rules/transgender-policy/\"\u003eTransgender Policy\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd width=\"49%\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e· Whistle-blowing Policy\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd width=\"50%\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e· Data Protection Policy\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd width=\"49%\" valign=\"top\"\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e· And others as may be identified from time to time.\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003c/tbody\u003e\u003c/table\u003e\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eCodes of Conduct\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAll members of staff and volunteers agree to:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ePrioritise the well-being of all children and adults at risk at all times\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eTreat all children and adults at risk fairly and with respect\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eBe a positive role model. Act with integrity, even when no one is looking\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eHelp to create a safe and inclusive environment both on and off the court\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eNot allow any rough or dangerous behaviour, bullying or the use of bad or inappropriate language\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eReport all allegations of abuse or poor practice to the club Welfare Officer\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eNot use any sanctions that humiliate or harm a child or adult at risk\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eValue and celebrate diversity and make all reasonable efforts to meet individual needs\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eKeep clear boundaries between professional and personal life, including on social media\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eHave the relevant consent from parents/carers, children and adults before taking or using photos and videos\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eRefrain from making physical contact with children or adults unless it is necessary as part of an emergency or congratulatory (e.g. handshake / high five)\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eRefrain from smoking and consuming alcohol during club activities or coaching sessions\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eEnsure roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined and everyone has the required information and training\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAvoid being alone with a child or adult at risk unless there are exceptional circumstances\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eRefrain from transporting children or adults at risk, unless this is required as part of a club activity (e.g. away match) and there is another adult in the vehicle\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eNot abuse, neglect, harm or discriminate against anyone; or act in a way that may be interpreted as such\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eNot have a relationship with anyone under 18 for whom they are coaching or responsible for\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eNot to have a relationship with anyone over 18 whilst continuing to coach or be responsible for them\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAll children agree to:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eBe friendly, supportive and welcoming to other children and adults\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ePlay fairly and honestly\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eRespect club staff, volunteers and Officials and accept their decisions\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eBehave, respect and listen to your coach\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eTake care of your equipment and club property\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eRespect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, culture, religion or sexual identity\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eNot use bad, inappropriate or racist language, including on social media\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eNot bully, intimidate or harass anyone, including on social media\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eNot smoke, drink alcohol or drugs of any kind on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions or events\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eTalk to the club Welfare Officer about any concerns or worries they have about themselves or others\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAll adults agree to:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ePositively reinforce your child and show an interest in their tennis\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eUse appropriate language at all times\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eBe realistic and supportive\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eNever ridicule or admonish a child for making a mistake or losing a match\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eTreat all children, adults, volunteers, coaches, officials and members of staff with respect\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eBehave responsibly at the venue; do not embarrass your child\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAccept the official’s decisions and do not go on the court or interfere with matches\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eEncourage your child to play by the rules, and teach them that they can only do their best\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eDeliver and collect your child punctually from the venue\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eEnsure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather conditions\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eEnsure that your child understands their code of conduct\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAdhere to your venue’s safeguarding policy, diversity and inclusion policy, rules and regulations\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eProvide emergency contact details and any relevant information about your child including medical history\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAppendix A:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e Glossary of terms\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Age:\u003c/strong\u003e This refers to a person belonging to a particular age group, which can mean people of the same age (e.g. 32-year old’s) or range of ages (e.g. 18 - 30-year old’s, or people over 50).\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBisexual\u003c/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eor Bi: \u003c/strong\u003e– refers to a person who has an emotional and/or sexual orientation towards more than one gender.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBullying:\u003c/strong\u003e can involve any form of physical, emotional, sexual or discriminatory abuse. It can also include cyber-bullying – using social media or mobile phones to perpetrate bullying.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDirect discrimination:\u003c/strong\u003e treating someone less favourably than another person because of a protected characteristic.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDisability:\u003c/strong\u003e A person having a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on that person\u0027s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDiscrimination:\u003c/strong\u003e treating someone in a less favourable way and causing them harm, because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDiscrimination by association: \u003c/strong\u003ediscrimination against someone because they are associated with another person who possesses a protected characteristic.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDiscrimination by perception:\u003c/strong\u003e discrimination against someone because of the belief that someone possesses a protected characteristic.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDiversity: \u003c/strong\u003eacknowledging and celebrating the differences between groups of people and between individuals\u003cstrong\u003e.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEquality\u003c/strong\u003e: treating everyone with fairness and respect and recognising and responding to the needs of individuals. Taking positive actions to address existing disadvantages and barriers affecting how people engage with and participate in tennis. Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents, and believing that no one should have poorer life chances because of where what or whom they were born, what they believe, or whether they have a disability. Equality recognises that historically, certain groups of people with particular characteristics e.g. race, disability, sex and sexuality, have experienced discrimination. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEthnicity\u003c/strong\u003e: the social group a person belongs to, and either identifies with or is identified with by others, as a result of a mix of cultural and other factors including language, diet, religion, ancestry and physical features traditionally associated with race. Ethnicity is essentially self-defined and may change over time.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGay\u003c/strong\u003e: refers to a man who has an emotional, romantic and/or sexual orientation towards men. Also, a generic term for lesbian and gay sexuality - some women define themselves as gay rather than lesbian.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Gender identity: t\u003c/strong\u003ehis is an individual’s internal self-perception of their own gender. A person may identify as a man, as a woman, as neither man or woman (non-binary) or as androgyne/polygender.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGender reassignment\u003c/strong\u003e: The process of changing or transitioning from one gender to another.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHarassment:\u003c/strong\u003e unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating and intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. The focus is on the perception of the complainant not the intent of the perpetrator. Employees can complain of behaviour they find offensive even if it is not directed at them.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHate crime:\u003c/strong\u003e\u0026nbsp;a crime that is targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or transgender identity. This can be committed against a person or property.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHomophobia\u003c/strong\u003e: the fear, unreasonable anger, intolerance or/and hatred toward homosexuality, lesbian gay and bisexual people whether that person is homosexual or not.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInclusive leadership \u003c/strong\u003e– leaders who are aware of their own biases and preferences, actively seek out and consider different views and perspectives to inform better decision-making. They see diverse talent as a source of competitive advantage and inspire diverse people to drive organisational and individual performance towards a shared vision.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAn Inclusive Leader\u003c/strong\u003e – is a role model exemplar of inclusive behaviour; listens to and seeks out the views of diverse people and takes account of these views, without bias, in the decisions they make; appreciates that a diverse group of people will generate more creative solutions to problems and encourages this; inspires people through a shared vision of future success and motivates them to deliver it; leverages difference for high performance and provides responsive excellence to customers’, clients’ and service users’ needs; provides positive feedback to boost people’s self-efficacy; puts effort into helping diverse people identify their talents and develop them for performance now and future advancement; communicates authentically and honestly in a way that inspires trust, loyalty and well-being.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInclusion: \u003c/strong\u003erecognising that people from different backgrounds may have different needs and expectations and may experience barriers in trying to access tennis. An inclusive venue is one that takes steps to attract and engage with people from many different backgrounds and meet their needs so that everyone has a positive experience and has the opportunity to achieve their potential.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIndirect discrimination: \u003c/strong\u003ea practice, policy or rule which applies to everyone in the same way, but that has a worse effect on some people than others.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLGBTQ: \u003c/strong\u003ean acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLesbian\u003c/strong\u003e: a woman who has an emotional romantic and /or sexual orientation towards women.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMonitoring\u003c/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eequality\u003c/strong\u003e: refers to data collection and analysis to check if people with protected characteristics are participating and being treated equally. For example: monitoring of the number of people with a disability who play tennis at our venue.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNon-binary \u003c/strong\u003e– an umbrella term for a person who does not identify as only male or only female, or who may identify as both.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePositive action: \u003c/strong\u003ea range of lawful actions that seek to overcome or minimise disadvantages (for example in employment opportunities) that people who share a protected characteristic have experienced, or to meet their different needs.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePregnancy and maternity\u003c/strong\u003e: pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context. In the non-work context, protection against maternity discrimination is for 26 weeks after giving birth, and this includes treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eQuestioning\u003c/strong\u003e: it refers to the process of exploring your own sexual orientation and/or gender identity.Positive action\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRace:\u003c/strong\u003e refers to the protected characteristic of race. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRadicalisation\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e, extremism and terrorist behavior\u003c/strong\u003e: Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and/or forms of extremism. Extremism is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. There is no single way to identify an individual who is likely to be susceptible to extremist ideology. The internet and the use of social media can be a major factor in the radicalisation of people.RaceRefers to the protected characteristic of race. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReasonable adjustment\u003c/strong\u003e: What is considered reasonable will depend on all the circumstances of the case including the size of an organisation and its resources, what is practicable, the effectiveness of what is being proposed and the likely disruption that would be caused by taking the measure in question as well as the availability of financial assistance\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReligion or belief:\u003c/strong\u003e religion has the meaning usually given to it but belief includes religious and philosophical beliefs including lack of belief (e.g. atheism). Generally, a belief should affect your life choices or the way you live for it to be included in the definition.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSex:\u003c/strong\u003e refers to biological makeup such as primary and secondary sexual characteristics, genes, and hormones. The legal sex is usually assigned at birth and has traditionally been understood as consisting of two mutually exclusive groups, namely men and women.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSexual orientation:\u003c/strong\u003e a person’s emotional, romantic and/or sexual attraction to another person.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTrans: \u003c/strong\u003ean umbrella term to describe people whose gender is not the same as, or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth. Trans people may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms, including (but not limited to) transgender, cross dresser, non-binary, genderqueer (GQ).\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTransphobia\u003c/strong\u003e: the fear, unreasonable anger, dislike, intolerance or/and hatred toward trans people, whether that person has undergone gender reassignment or is perceived to have done that.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTranssexual Person:\u003c/strong\u003e someone who has started the process of changing their gender identity is undergoing or has undergone gender reassignment. Refers to a range of lawful actions that seek to overcome or minimise disadvantages (e.g. in employment opportunities) that people who share a protected characteristic have experienced, or to meet their different needs.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUnconscious bias or implicit bias:\u003c/strong\u003e this refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVictimisation:\u003c/strong\u003e when someone is treated badly because they have made or supported a complaint or grievance.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eAppendix B:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003e Legislation\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003eEquality Act 2010\u003c/strong\u003e\u003ca href=\"file:///C:/Users/Gren/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/LAM1UF8T/british-tennis-diversity-and-inclusion-policy-2017-club-template%20(3).docx#_ftn1\" name=\"_ftnref1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e[1]\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/a\u003e legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eIt is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eage\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ebeing or becoming a transsexual person\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ebeing married or in a civil partnership\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ebeing pregnant or on maternity leave\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003edisability\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003erace including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ereligion, belief or lack of religion/belief\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003esex\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003esexual orientation\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThese are called ‘protected characteristics’.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ePeople are protected from discrimination:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eat work\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ein education\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eas a consumer\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ewhen using public services\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ewhen buying or renting a property\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eas a member or guest of a private club or association\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ePeople are also protected from discrimination if:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ethey are associated with someone who has a protected characteristic, e.g. a family member or friend\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003ethey have complained about discrimination or supported someone else’s claim\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eDiscrimination can come in one of the following forms:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003edirect discrimination - 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