Name of regulation: Equality and Diversity Policy
Purpose of regulation: To inform Fixation staff and volunteers of their responsibilities when working for the company. To ensure all practices, staff and volunteers adhere to equality standards and fully embrace the diversity agenda. The company is committed in standards, practice and belief to equality of opportunity participation and inclusion.
Approval for this regulation given by: Directors
Responsibility for its update: Directors
Regulation applies to: Fixation Academy of Performing Arts (FPA) staff and volunteers.
Fixation Academy of Performing Arts (FPA) is intent on advancing equality and diversity as key features within all its activities, as it believes this to be ethically right and socially responsible. Equality and diversity are essential factors that contribute to the development and learning standards as set out for the company.
Staff and volunteers are trained to be aware of the national standards and legislative requirement to treat people from diverse backgrounds with respect and regard. Inclusion for across the diverse spectrum below is embraced by the company, in relation to:
- Ethnicity and Race
- Religious Belief
- Sexual orientation
- Cultural Beliefs
- Social status
- Cognitive Ability
FPA commitment to equality and diversity:
The company believes that excellence will be achieved through recognizing the value of every individual. We aim to create an environment that respects the diversity of staff volunteers and young people and enables them to achieve their full potential, to contribute fully, and to derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement with FPA.
FPA acknowledges the following basic rights for all members and prospective members of its community:
- 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
- to be free from discrimination
These rights carry with them responsibilities and the company requires all members of the community to recognize these rights and to act in accordance with them in all dealings with fellow members within the company. In addition, the company will comply with all relevant legislation and good practice. No individual will be unjustifiably discriminated against. This includes, but not exclusively, on the basis of gender, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious or political beliefs, disability, marital status, social background, family circumstance, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, spent criminal convictions, age or for any other reason.
FPAhas developed an inclusive theatre approach where all members are welcome, no matter your religion, race, gender, ability or sexuality. Members are encouraged to support and work alongside each other to bring out their full potential.
Date: 2nd September 2020
Date to be reviewed: September 2020