Policy and Advocacy

These policies apply to all trustees, members, volunteers, and staff on and off the premises, including those working away, traveling.

Bullying and Harassment Policy:

Everyone will be treated with dignity and respect at A Chance for Change. Bullying and harassment of any kind are in no-ones interest and will not be tolerated in the workplace.

Code of behavior:

As an adult working at A Chance for Change- whether as a member of staff or volunteer- you have a responsibility to ensure that everyone attending activities, particularly children, young people, and vulnerable adults, are protected from harm.

It is the responsibility of each adult working at A Chance for Change to ensure their behavior is appropriate at all times.

They observe the safety and security of the children.

They must follow the procedures following suspicion, disclosure, or allegation of child abuse.

They must recognize the position of trust in which they have been placed and in every respect, the relationships they form with the children, young people, and vulnerable adults in their care are appropriate.

Conflicts of Interest:

This is any situation in which a trustee’s personal interest or loyalties could, or could be seen to prevent them from making a decision only in the best interests of the charity. This can be due to deliberate exploitation of the situation by one party for their personal benefit and will not be accepted.

Equal Opportunities:

All people are treated with dignity and respect, valuing the diversity of all. Equality of opportunity and diversity is promoted. Services must be accessible, appropriate, and delivered fairly to all.

  • The Equal Pay Act 1970
  • The rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
  • The Sex Discrimination Act 1975
  • The Race Relations Act 1976 and the Race Relations Amendment Act Feb 2000
  • The NHS Community Care Act 1990
  • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • The Asylum and Immigration Act 1996
  • The Human Rights Act Nov 1998
  • The employment (Religion or Belief) and (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003