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Equal Opportunities Policy and DBS Disclosure

Equal Opportunities Policy

Valuing diversity, reducing inequality and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect are fundamental to the Youth Sport Trust. We make a firm commitment to developing and supporting our people, so that we have a focused, agile, and disciplined work force, properly and appropriately skilled to support the delivery of the organisations priorities and objectives, enabling the Trust to respond to challenges of all young people in today's society.

We are the charity which believes every child has the right to physical literacy through high quality PE and school sport. The Youth Sport Trust, as firmly stated in its corporate plan, will work to ensure every young person is provided with a sporting chance to succeed in life though increased equality of opportunity.

The Trust is committed to building an environment that celebrates diversity and tackles all forms of discrimination. We will promote equality of opportunity, working to be a role model on equality issues. The commitment outlined in this policy covers all aspects of the organisation and it is expected that all employees, consultants, agency workers, parents/carers and volunteers who work on behalf of, represent or engage with the Youth Sport Trust will adhere to the principles of this policy.

Everyone involved in the Youth Sport Trust plays a part in making sure all aspects of our work are inclusive and welcoming of diversity. The Youth Sport Trust is committed to ensuring that all people irrespective of their protected characteristics of age, disability, colour, race, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, nationality, religion or sexual orientation have a genuine and equal opportunity to participate in all Youth Sport Trust activities.

The Youth Sport Trust is fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination and values the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation. This policy has been produced to try to prevent and address any unlawful discrimination or other unfair treatment, whether intentional or unintentional, direct or indirect. The Youth Sport Trust shall uphold its internal values of trust, integrity, responsibility and partnership working and shall also promote dignity in the workplace through its separate dignity at work policy.

The implementation of this policy and completion of the action areas will be the responsibility of the Board and Chief Executive who will involve all senior managers and staff at all levels. It is the responsibility of everyone involved in the Youth Sport Trust to ensure the principles of the Equality and Diversity Policy are understood and implemented.

To view our full Equality and Diversity policy please click here

Criminal Record Checks

The Youth Sport Trust requires any individual engaged in Regulated Activity or Regulated Work to undertake a criminal record check in order to work/volunteer with children. Depending on the nature of the role and the level of supervision the Youth Sport Trust will require either Enhanced or Enhanced with barred list checks. A criminal record check should be completed every three years. Any positive disclosures will be risk assessed and a decision will be made if an individual is suitable to take up their role.

The Trust undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly and not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. Job adverts will specifically state if a criminal record check is required for a particular role.