England Netball aims to provide a first call participant experience for all its members and welcomes everyone to the sport of netball, in whatever role.
All Members, connected participants, staff and job applicants will be treated with respect and given equal access to the opportunities netball has to offer. The Equality Policy sets out the organisational commitment to meeting our duties under the law and what the expectations are on members, connected participants and staff. We educate our workforce and provide guidance for clubs to assist them in meeting their obligations under the Equalities Act 2010, by promoting good practice to assist clubs in being inclusive and engaging for all members of the community that wish to be involved in netball.
As the legislation specifies 9 protected characteristics, our resources are developed using these definitions. The Equalities Policy was adopted in March 2014 and the work streams from this Policy are being developed. As resources are developed they will be added to the site.
England Netball has a zero tolerance approach to all forms of discriminatory behaviour. We will act on any reported incidents and provide a dedicated contact address for reporting all concerns about disciplinary behaviour firstname.lastname@example.org which is monitored daily.
We would love to hear about your good practice, particularly any initiatives for attracting members of communities who have not been your usual members, so we can help show the many ways in which people from all walks of life gain from their experience in the sport of netball.
Send us your stories and we will add some to our communications and help bring more success to your club, event etc.
Age – refers to a person’s age or a range of ages
Disability – a person’s physical or mental impairment which has a substantial, long term impact on their ability to carry out day to day activities.
- Disability Participation Strategy
- BSL Netball Youtube
- British Sign Language for Sport
- UK Deaf Sport
- English Federation of Disability Sport
- Special Olympics
- Hidden Disabilites in Sport
- Engaging Autistic People in Sport
Trans People –
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusion Guidance
- Trans Inclusion Guidance
- Sports Toolkit
- Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) (free e-training resource on transgender issues and is recommended for people working in sport)
- Pride Sports
- Trans Action Group (TAG)
- Equality in Sport
- Gender Trust
- The Rainbow Project
- Gender Intelligence
- Gender Identity Research and Education Society
Mental Health –
Whatever you’re going through, you can call the Samaritans free any time, from any phone on 116 123
Marriage and Civil Partnership – the legal union of one person with another whether of the same gender or of the opposite gender. A civil partnership is a different form of legal union and should be treated no less favourably.
Pregnancy and Maternity – Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context. In the non-work context, protection against maternity discrimination is for 26 weeks after giving birth, and this includes treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding
Race – group of people defined by a common race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origin.
Religion and Belief – adherence to a recognised faith or a system of belief which may include religious and philosophical beliefs, including a lack of belief (atheism). It will have an impact on life choices to be included in the definition.
Sex – a person’s gender, male or female.
Sexual Orientation – a person’s sexual attraction to someone of the same, opposite sex or both.