Equity Policy

Wisbech Swimming Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity :-

Sports Equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.

The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person 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.

The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.

All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously , according to club disciplinary.

At Wisbech Swimming Club we encourage an ethos of mutual respect of difference throughout the club.

  • We want all our members to promote the value of self and others.
  • We want all our children , young people, parents , carers, helpers, etc to be aware of the effect bullying
  • No form of bullying be it physical, verbal or emotional will be tolerated by the club.
  • All members must be confident that any child protection or bullying issues will be listened to and taken seriously.
  • If you have any concerns regarding child protection or bullying which you do not feel able to discuss with the Child Welfare Officer or another committee member, there is a Swimline number you can ring which is 0808 100 4001. Alternatively, you can call the NSPCC Child Protection Helpline Direct on 0808 800 5000. This Line is Open 24 hours a day and calls are free of charge.