Valley College Equality Objectives
The Equality Act is often described as having three specific 'aims'.
Equality of opportunity
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Elimination of unlawful discrimination
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act.
Fostering good relations
Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
The objectives and targets Valley College has currently agreed to work on with the Board of Directors can be viewed here
Valley College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, bullying, harassment or victimisation where all members of our community are treated with respect and dignity.
We aim to provide a dynamic working environment where all our learners are valued for their contribution and individuality.
Valley College will act on every report of harassment, discrimination, bullying or behaviour that threatens to undermine someone's dignity, in the swiftest way possible. Should evidence be found that such an act has occurred, we will take prompt action.
To find out more about what our adopted definitions and terminology mean, please check out our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion glossary.
Report a Hate Crime
How to report a hate crime (for example if someone has shouted a name at you or made an offensive gesture towards you or committed a more serious crime towards you, such as damaging your property, or physically assaulting you and you believe it is because of your race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, alternative subculture or disability)
If you have witnessed or been a victim of hate crime you make a report by
- Using the online reporting portal or via True Vision's website
- Visiting a Third Party Reporting Centre
- Calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
- Calling the local police on 101 or;
- In an emergency, dialling 999
Equality and Diversity
Note: Details of our subject policies can be found under Our Curriculum