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Equality and Diversity

At The Source Academy we are all committed to achieving equality for our learners, our staff and everyone who uses our services. We aim to ensure all our learners whatever their ability or background benefit from high quality education and career opportunities.

At The Source Academy we celebrate difference and whatever the backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, sexual orientation, gender or physical abilities of our learners we are united in supporting them to realise their ambitions and to fulfil their potential.

The Source Academy is an organisation that works to eliminate all forms of discrimination through our values, policies and procedures and through compliance with the Equality Act 2010.

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and/or victimisation. The main purpose of the Act is to ensure that everyone has the right to be treated fairly at work or when using public services. It protects people from discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics. These are known as protected characteristics.

At The Source Skills Academy we have established policies, procedures and training to ensure staff understand their responsibilities and ensure equality and diversity is promoted. Our policies include an Equal Opportunities Policy and a Single Equality Duty Policy.

Protected characteristics

There are 9 protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act and these are

  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage or civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex (gender)
  • Age

The Act defines 4 main types of discrimination and these are

  • Direct discrimination
  • Indirect discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Victimisation

Discrimination may also be by perception or association

For more information visit - www.equalityhumanrights.com

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