West Lothian AGC (WLAGC) agrees to adhere to the policy of Equity as adopted by Scottish Gymnastics and ensure that equity is fully incorporated across all aspects of this clubs development and delivery.

WLAGC is committed to the exemplary standards of conduct through the principles of equity and ethical structure.

Equity is about recognising and removing the barriers faced by people involved, or wanting to be involved in sport. It is about changing the culture of sport to one that values diversity and enables the full involvement of disadvantaged groups in every aspect of sport.

In understanding the principles behind equity, WLAGC is committed to adhering the following principles highlighted by British and Scottish Gymnastics:

  • All persons must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every human being and their right to self-determination.
  • All members, volunteers and job applicants are entitled to be treated fairly regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, parental or marital status, disability, religion, colour, race, ethnic or national origins, or socio/economic background.
  • Equity must permeate throughout strategic and development plans.
  • All participants should be afforded equal opportunity to access to services.
  • In some cases, positive action may be required to address past inequalities or under-representation.
  • It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that no form of discrimination is tolerated in the club.
  • Any individual who believes they have received unfavourable treatment within the scope of the policy should raise the concern with the committee in line with the grievance procedure.
  • No individual (and/or their family) who raises a concern in good faith should be treated unfairly as a result of raising the concern.

How we will do this:

WLAGC

  • Respects the rights, dignity and worth of all individuals and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
  • Is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
  • Ensures that its club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

Will deal with any occurrence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, in accordance with our disciplinary procedures highlighted in the handbook.