AGP is committed to offering training/service which provides equality of opportunities and freedom from all discrimination for their entire client group, volunteers and staff.
There are many important issues that may affect our client group such as race, culture, age and ethnicity. AGP strive to eliminate any sure disadvantage and particularly confronts the foundermental issues of racism, sexism and discriminations against people with disabilities.
AGP has firm commitment to develop (through regular consultaions with its clients, staff, volunteers and supporting organisations) its own Equal Opportunity Policy. This policy will be understood, practised, implemented and monitored with the Local and National Initiatives.
Meanwhile, the AGP declares commitment to:
The Principle of Equal Opportunity in service and employment.
AGP declares opposition to any form of less favourable treatment accorded to trainees, employees, applicants for employment or volunteers on the grounds of:
- Sexual orientation or preference
- Race, creed, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
- Religous beliefs
- Marital or parental status
- Any disability
AGP recognises obligations under the Sex Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Race Relation Act of 1976 and supports the spirit and intent of the related code of practice:
- For elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sex and marriage and the promotion of Equality in Employment and Service.
- For the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of equality of opportunity in employment.
- Instant dismissal of anyone guilty of harassing any AGP staff or trainee.
Monitoring and review of this statement will be ongoing and subject to regular examination. AGP governing body will treat any unfair or discriminatory conduct by any member of staff as a disciplinary offence.