Equality and Diversity Policy
Hornsea Carnival Committee
Equality and Diversity Policy
Membership of the Hornsea Carnival Committee is open to all residents and surrounding areas. The Hornsea Carnival Committee aims to bring together the local community and visitors to the area through providing an atmosphere of friendship and enjoyment, respect and care for each other. In particular, the Hornsea Carnival Committee aims to treat every person involved with its events and activities equally, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation
All our meetings and events are held in venues that are accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility issues. When there are more than 40 people at an event, the Hornsea Carnival Committee will aim to use a PA system.
We are committed to ensuring that all members of the committee are able to attend our meetings and we will reassess our access requirements to meet the needs of new members.
Hornsea Carnival belongs to the community of Hornsea and surrounding area, including residents and visitors. We aim to organise a range of events and activities to suit the interests and meet the needs of as wider variety of people as possible.
The Hornsea Carnival Committee should be open to new ideas, and particularly aim to provide opportunities for members of the local community to share their cultural heritage with one another.
Inclusion and respect:
Every member of the local community should be made to feel equally welcome and included at all Hornsea Carnival events.
Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or otherwise offensive and inflammatory remarks and behaviour are not acceptable. These constitute harassment and have no place in the meetings or events organised by the Hornsea Carnival Committee.
Dealing with discrimination and harassment:
If any committee member or member of the public feels they have been discriminated against by the Hornsea Carnival Committee or harassed at a Hornsea Carnival event, they should raise this with the committee.
The Hornsea Carnival Committee will investigate any complaint, listening to all of the people involved. (If the complaint is against a committee member, that member will be excluded from taking in investigating the complaint against them).
If the complaint is against a volunteer or other person involved with the event or activity, this person will have the opportunity to express their point of view to the Hornsea Carnival Committee. The person making the complaint will also have the opportunity to put forward their point of view to the committee.
If the complaint is against the Hornsea Carnival Committee as a whole, the Committee must work to ensure that such discrimination is not repeated in the future and must inform the person making the complaint of how they propose to do this.
Any decision to exclude a person from the organisation due to discriminatory or harassing behaviour will be made with reference to the Hornsea Carnival Constitution and will be made by the whole committee. The Hornsea Carnival Committee will support people who feel they have been harassed or discriminated against and will not victimise or treat them less well because they have raised this.
This policy will be reviewed annually.