TOGETHER WE WILL KICK IT OUT!!
Kick It Out is an organisation that encourages equality and works throughout the football, and educational sectors to challenge discrimination. This organisation is inspiring many grassroots clubs as possible to support the fight for equality in football by encouraging inclusive practices and campaign for positive change. Kick It Out has helped enact a huge cultural shift in the approach of individual supporters, clubs and footballing institutions to equality. At grassroots and in the professional game, Kick It Out is a reporting bureau that will raise incidents of discrimination with the relevant authorities and support victims through the process. The organisation has supported thousands of victims since its inception, and has created a number of educational resources which teach stewards how to correctly identify discrimination towards marginalised groups. Whether it’s attempting to enact cultural change or offering support to victims of discrimination, Kick It Out has been a leading organisation in attempting to achieve cohesion in British society.
WHY HAVE WE BEEN AWARDED?
- We adhere to the following equality, inclusion and discrimination guidelines set out by Kick It Out.
- We are committed to ensuring a safe environment for all participants by applying equality, diversity and inclusion in our day to day operations.
We are promoting awareness of the benefits of equality, inclusion and diversity with a clear understanding that football belongs to and should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate in it.
In activities we do not discriminate or treat anyone less favourably on the grounds of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion/belief, ability or disability.
We do not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of any kind and will assure the correct reporting procedures are actioned if any of the mentioned does occur under our supervision. We are committed to taking action where inequalities exist.
We take a stance assuring good practice is encouraged internally and to our sponsors, partners and the wider community.
As part of our commitment to the eradication of discrimination in football and the promotion of equality, inclusion and diversity, a minimum of one member of our board and/or coaching staff will be fully educated on the procedures around reporting incidents of discrimination including through the appointed officials, our county FA, the Kick It Out website and app.
Discrimination has no place in football
If you’ve seen or heard discrimination in football, please follow the following steps:
- Speak with the welfare officer (Razan Zahra)
- She’ll share the case with Coutny FA team
- County FA investigation takes place evidence reviewed and charge determined;
- If charged, the case is reviewed by disciplinary commission;
- Disciplinary commission reviews the case and it is either proved or not proved;
- Any outcome would be subject to appeal;
- We’ll tackle it.
Another way you can report is by filling out an online form on Kick It Out website. Click here to easily report discrimination online.