This document is a statement of our policy for achieving equality of opportunitythroughout the work of BIFF and its members. This policy shall inform our actions andattitudes to all BIFF members, employees, sub-contractors, trustees, volunteers,participants and members of the public attending our events.
We recognise that individuals and groups have been, and are, disadvantaged on manygrounds including age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnershipstatus, pregnancy, maternity and paternity, race, colour, nationality, national origin,ethnic origin, political opinion, religion or belief.
The Federation and its members will fully comply with the legislation in these areas andwill aim to ensure that no person engaged or participating in our events isdisadvantaged.
We understand that equality of opportunity includes:
• those attending and/or participating in our events
• the employment, training, recruitment and selection of employees, subcontractors,Trustees, volunteers and Federation members
• how we communicate, both internally and externally, including how weportray participants in our events
For BIFF, the overall responsibility for implementation of this policy rests with the Boardof Trustees. They will review this policy on a regular basis.
For our festival members, the overall responsibility implementation of this policy restswith a nominated person from the charity trustees or management committee of thefestival.
We are committed to taking action against all forms of unlawful discrimination. If youfeel that you have in any way been disadvantaged, we urge you to report the matter toBIFF. Our priority will be to investigate your concerns and seek to resolve the issue toyour satisfaction.
If you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, please inform us so that wecan consider what reasonable adjustments can be made.
We expect all federation members, participants, employees, subcontractors,trustees and volunteers to conduct themselves in a manner we can all take pride in,and to actively promote non-discriminatory behaviour.
Action will be taken against unlawful behaviour by a federation member, participant,employee, subcontractor, trustee or volunteer.
The British and International Federation of Festivalsfor Music, Dance and Speech
Festivals House, 198 Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6UD
Tel: 01625 428297 E-mail: email@example.com
Last Reviewed:September 2021