Equal Opportunities Policy

COG Youth Services believes that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual. We aim to create an environment that respects the diversity of staff and participants and enables them to achieve their full potential: to contribute fully and to derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from the activities we provide.

To this end, the organisation acknowledges the following basic rights for all team members and participants:

  • to be treated with respect and dignity;
  • to be treated fairly with regard to all procedures, assessments and choices;
  • to receive encouragement to reach their full potential.

These rights carry with them responsibilities and the organisation requires all team members to recognise these rights and to act in accordance with them in all dealings with fellow team members and participants. In addition, the organisation will comply with all relevant legislation and good practice.

No individual will be unjustifiably discriminated against. This includes, but not exclusively, on the basis of gender, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious or political beliefs, disability, marital status, social background, family circumstance, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, spent criminal convictions, age or for any other reason.


Review Date: 17th March 2020