Equality of Opportunity

Decentered Media Equality of Opportunity Policy

1. Policy Statement

Decentered Media is committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity, and inclusion. Our approach to equality of opportunity is firmly rooted in the principles of the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998. We believe in providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

2. The Equality Act 2010

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, Decentered Media:

  • Ensures that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect and for their equality of value as individuals.
  • Actively opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and victimisation on the grounds of their protected characteristics or beliefs.
  • Recognises and values the diversity of all legally recognised experiences and perspectives.
  • Strives to provide services and create content that is accessible to all within all suitable legal frameworks, and subject to appropriate safeguarding measures.

3. The Human Rights Act 1998

Aligned with the Human Rights Act 1998, we:

  • Uphold the principles of dignity, fairness, equality, respect, and autonomy.
  • Ensure that everyone’s lawful rights are respected and protected.
  • Foster an environment where freedom of expression and thought is balanced with the freedom to cause offence, and with a due respect for the rights of others.

4. Implementation and Practice

  • We apply these principles in all aspects of our work, including recruitment, content creation, community engagement, and service delivery.
  • Regular training and awareness programs are conducted to ensure that our team understands and upholds these values.

5. Monitoring and Review

  • We monitor our practices and policies regularly to ensure compliance with both the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998.
  • This policy is subject to ongoing review and will be updated to reflect any changes in legislation or our organizational practices.

6. Complaints and Feedback

  • We welcome feedback on our practices and provide a clear process for raising concerns or complaints related to equality and discrimination.
  • All complaints will be taken seriously and addressed promptly and fairly.

7. Contact Information

For any inquiries or concerns regarding this policy, please contact: robwatson@decentered.co.uk.