Introduction For the purposes of this policy ‘inclusion’ means access for all. It means recognising differences between individuals/groups and providing opportunities for them to participate Buccaneer Motor Sports Club regardless of those differences, whether this is as an , marshal, official, volunteer or family member.

BMSC embraces diversity and difference and is committed to providing opportunities that are safe, inclusive, accessible, and equitable. 

We want our club to be equally accessible to all members of society, whatever their age, disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or social/economic status. 

This Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy is intended to promote a change in attitudes and perceptions and to improve opportunities for everyone to participate. 

We will ensure that we comply with the Equality Act 2010 and the characteristics protected by it (age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity). 

As a club, we will welcome and include everyone regardless of whether they have a protected characteristic or not. 

Our aim is to provide an environment where everyone feels: 

 Welcome 

 Represented 

 Included in decision making 

 Able to participate 

 Safe and free from discrimination, bullying, harassment and vilification. 

Aims Our approach to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is:

 To promote the development of knowledge and understanding of disability, equity and inclusion. 

 To contribute towards growing and sustaining numbers of people from underrepresented groups participating within our organisation. 

 To adopt inclusive practice. Commitment 

We will: 

 Not tolerate discrimination, harassment, bullying, or victimisation. 

 Actively identify and reduce barriers to participation for underrepresented groups. 

 Consult with expert partners and other organisations to facilitate inclusive practices and remove barriers to participation. 

 Ensure underrepresented groups are given the opportunity to participate in all aspects of our club. 

 Provide opportunities for all. 

There are a number of measures that we will take to ensure that we are working under the guidance of the policy and within the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.