Tadworth Cricket Club Inclusion & Diversity Policy
Tadworth Cricket Club is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity in cricket and to ensuring that its members and others working or volunteering for the club, and participating in or watching Tadworth Cricket Club’s activities, are treated fairly and are able to conduct their activities free from discrimination, harassment or intimidation.
Tadworth Cricket Club:
- Will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation;
- Will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of individuals;
- Will endeavour to create access and opportunities for all those individuals who wish to participate, and are lawfully eligible to participate, in its activities.
- Will ensure that it complies with the requirements of Equality legislation and will take reasonable steps to ensure that its members and volunteers adhere to relevant requirements and this policy.
- 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 any claim is proved.
Reporting of complaints :
- In the event that any member, volunteer, participant or spectator feels that s/he has suffered discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation, they should report the matter in writing to the Chairman of Tadworth Cricket Club.
- Any such report should include: details of what occurred; when and where the occurrence took place; any witness details and copies of any witness statements.
- Upon receipt of such report the Chairman (or such other Tadworth Cricket Club Committee Member as the Chairman shall direct (“Appointee”)):
- may decide (at his/her sole discretion) to uphold or dismiss the complaint without holding a hearing;
- may (at his/her 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 Club facilities, 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 the decision.
- A party may appeal a decision of the Chairman or Appointee to the Surrey County Cricket board by writing to the Board within 3 months of Tadworth Cricket Club’s decision being notified to that party; and
- If the nature of the complaint is with regard to the Chairman of Tadworth Cricket Club, the complainant may report the complaint directly to the Surrey County Cricket Board.
Date Completed 28 March 2022
To be reviewed: March 2023
this page was last reviewed and updated 18 May 2022