Gloucestershire Football Association is responsible for setting the standards and values to apply throughout football at every level within the County. Football is for everyone; it belongs to, and should be enjoyed by, anyone who wants to participate in it.

The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and that Gloucestershire FA is equally accessible to all.

All Participants should abide and adhere to this Policy and to the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

Gloucestershire FA’s commitment is to promote inclusion and to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and to encourage equal opportunities.

This Policy is fully supported by the Board of Gloucestershire FA. The Association will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities.

Gloucestershire FA will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of a Participant, which for the purposes of this Policy and the actions and sanction applicable is regarded as discrimination, whether physical or verbal. Gloucestershire FA will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.

Gloucestershire FA commits itself to the immediate investigation of any allegation, when it is brought to their attention, of discrimination and where such is found to be the case, Gloucestershire FA will require that the practice stop and impose sanctions as appropriate.

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