ShowKids Equalities Policy
At ShowKids we will ensure that we provide a safe and caring environment, free from discrimination, for everyone in our community including children with additional needs.
To achieve ShowKids’ objective of creating an environment free from discrimination and welcoming to all, the club will:
- Respect the different racial origins, religions, cultures and languages in a multi-ethnic society so that each child is valued as an individual without racial or gender stereotyping.
- Not discriminate against children on the grounds of disability, sexual orientation, class, family status or HIV/Aids status.
- Help all children to celebrate and express their cultural and religious identity by providing a wide range of appropriate resources and activities.
- Strive to ensure that children feel good about themselves and others, by celebrating the differences which make us all unique individuals.
- Ensure that its services are available to all parents/carers and children in the local community.
- Ensure that the Club’s recruitment policies and procedures are open, fair and non-discriminatory.
- Work to fulfil all the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
Challenging inappropriate attitudes and practices
We will challenge inappropriate attitudes and practices by engaging children and adults in discussion, by displaying positive images of race and disability, and through our staff modelling anti-discriminatory behaviour at all times.
The Club will not tolerate any form of racial harassment. The Club will challenge racist and discriminatory remarks, attitudes and behaviour from the children at the Club, from staff and from any other adults on Club premises (eg parents/carers collecting children).
Promoting equal opportunities
ShowKids managing directors: Thomas Janvrin and Natalie Janvrin, are responsible for ensuring that:
- Staff receive relevant and appropriate training
- The Equalities policy is consistent with current legislation and guidance
- Appropriate action is taken wherever discriminatory behaviour, language or attitudes occur.
Children with additional needs
ShowKids recognises that some children have additional needs or physical disabilities that require particular support and assistance. We will assess the individual needs of each child in consultation with parents prior to their attending the Club, and will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that, within the limitations of our resources and provision, all children can access our services and are made to feel welcome.
Member of staff responsible for Special Educational Needs
The ShowKids member of staff responsible for overseeing the provision for children with Special Educational Needs is Natalie Janvrin. She will oversee and manage the provision for children with special educational needs or physical disabilities. All members of staff will assist her in caring for children with additional needs or physical disabilities.