Equality Policy & Code of Ethics 

Policy Objectives

  1. Central Gymnastics Academy (CGA) aims to be fair and respectful of the needs of our employees, contractors, volunteers, customers and visitors, and is committed to the elimination of discrimination at all levels of our organisation. In doing so, CGA will meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

  2. To maintain an environment that promotes equality where individuals and groups have the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination, and are treated with respect and dignity.

  3. To respect and value the diversity of others – recognising that individuals have different skills, experiences and backgrounds; and needs that can be met in different ways.

  4. To protect individuals from harassment, bullying, intimidation or victimisation; any breaches may lead to disciplinary proceedings.

  5. To ensure individuals feel valued, included and able to access the Academy’s services and facilities.

    Purpose of the Policy

    To ensure that no job applicant, employee, volunteer, participant or member is unlawfully discriminated against or receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (together these are known as the ‘Protected Characteristics’ under the Equality Act 2010).


    CGA will:

    •  Implement this policy to protect individuals from discrimination

    •  Actively encourage and promote participation of individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds

    •  Use good practice in recruitment, training and supervision of all employees and volunteers

    •  Respond effectively and appropriately to all allegations of discrimination, harassment, bullying,

         intimidation or victimisation

    • Monitor our practices and procedures to identify areas for improvement

    •  Promote equality and diversity in our marketing and promotional materials

    •   Make reasonable adjustments to ensure employees, volunteers and beneficiaries are able to continue

          in the sport wherever reasonably practicable

    All Coaches including Contractors and Volunteers will:

    •  Assist CGA in meeting our commitment to eliminating discrimination at all levels of our organisation

    •  Be proactive in their approach to discrimination and to report any suspected incidents of discrimination to their line                    manager/Gymnastics Manager at the earliest opportunity

    • Ensure all gymnasts are treated fairly and in line with the objectives of this policy

      Monitoring and Review

      The policy is a working document and will be continually updated in line with any changes in law and legalisation, as a result of any changes in governance of the sport, or following a procedures review as a result of a significant case. Copies of all CGA procedures are available on request from your Gymnastics Manager or the Business Director.

    Reviewed 23/08/2023