|Date of Publication:||October 2017|
|Revised||January 2021 (FH)|
|First date of review||August 2021|
York Learning is a service provided and delivered by York Council.
York Learning is committed to providing equal rights, access, opportunities and mutual respect for everyone who the service is in contact with. We recognise that people may be disadvantaged in a range of circumstances and we will actively work to engage with staff, partners and learners to understand these issues and make reasonable adjustments to reduce and where possible eliminate any disadvantage.
We aim to embed equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do.
Our work will be carried out in a way that ensures that learner voices are heard and influence on the provision of services for themselves and their communities.
All staff have access to a copy of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and comply with it.
York Learning monitors its policy and practices and regularly reviews its services to ensure that there are no procedures, practices or barriers that discriminate against users or employees.
The following principles define our service:
The Service welcomes and abides by all statutory provisions on equality and diversity. The Equality Act, 2010, recognises nine “protected characteristics”:
Under the Act, the service has a “public duty” to give due regard to:
Where a service user feels that they have encountered discrimination by York Learning, or York Learning have failed to make reasonable adjustments, the complaints procedure will be activated. Appendix 1 outlines the types of unlawful discrimination and can also be found here which can also be found here Types of discrimination are also defined via the link https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your-rights/how-you-can-be-discriminated-against
Areas of particular concern will be logged, discussed at curriculum or management team meetings and any appropriate action taken in line with York City Council’s Equality and Inclusion Policy.
Where there is evidence of discrimination by another party, the details will be referred to the appropriate organisation for investigation.
Discrimination can come in one of the following forms:
You’re protected from discrimination:
You’re legally protected from discrimination by the Equality Act 2010.
You’re also protected from discrimination if:
Failure to make reasonable adjustments happens when an organisation fails to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled person, to avoid the disabled person being placed at a substantial disadvantage when compared to a non-disabled person.
In the majority of cases, the Service will be legally liable if a court found that discrimination, harassment or victimisation had occurred. However, it is also important to realise that individuals can also be held responsible for their own actions.