Bapchild Cricket Club

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY POLICY

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY POLICY

Bapchild Cricket Club, in all its activities, is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity in cricket, and to ensuring that its members and all other individuals  volunteering for Bapchild Cricket Club, and participating in or watching Bapchild Cricket Club’s activities are treated fairly  and are able to conduct their activities free from discrimination, harassment or intimidation.

  • Bapchild Cricket Club in all its activities will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably against on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation.
  • Bapchild Cricket Club will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of individuals.
  • Bapchild Cricket Club will endeavour to create access and opportunities for all those individuals who wish to participate, and are lawfully eligible to participate, in its activities.
  • Bapchild Cricket Club will ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that its members and volunteers adhere to these requirements and this policy.
  • This policy is fully supported by the Bapchild Cricket Club’s Committee who are responsible for the implementation of this policy.

Bapchild Cricket Club is committed to the investigation of any claims when brought to its attention, of discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, and reserves the right to impose such sanction as it considers appropriate and proportionate, where such is found to be the case.

  • In the event that any member, volunteer, participant or spectator feels that they have suffered discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation, they should report the matter to The Committee of Bapchild Cricket Club.
  • Any such report should include: details of what occurred; when and where the occurrence took place; any witness details.
  • If the accused individual is a volunteer, the committee will regard the issue as a disciplinary issue and will follow Bapchild Cricket Club’s  disciplinary procedure.
  • If the accused individual is a not a volunteer, the Committee:

                     – may decide (at its sole discretion) to uphold or dismiss the complaint without holding a hearing

– may (at its sole discretion) hold a hearing at which both parties will be entitled to attend and present their case;

  • will have the power to impose any one or more of the following sanctions on any person found to be in breach of any policy:

            (a) warn as to future conduct;

            (b) suspend from membership;

            (c) remove from membership;

            (d) exclude a non-member from the facility, either temporarily or permanently; and

            (e) turn down a non-member’s current and/or future membership application; and will provide both parties with written reasons for its decision.

  • A party may appeal a decision of The Committee in writing to the Kent County Cricket Board within 3 months of Bapchild Cricket Club’s decision being notified to that party.
  • If the nature of the complaint is with regard to The Committee of Bapchild Cricket Club the complainant may report the complaint directly to Kent County Cricket Board.

Date Updated – 1st April 2021

Completed by – Mel Hawkes

                                   Club Safeguarding Officer