Equality Statement of Commitment
Bradford City, in partnership with the Academy and Community Foundation, works across the city to be inclusive and anti-discriminatory and work closely with the EFL, The FA, Kick it Out and Level Playing Field.
We want to ensure the club is a place that is child and family friendly and free from discrimination and unfair behaviour and will do everything we realistically can in order to achieve these objectives.
Bradford City AFC is committed to promoting equality by treating people fairly and with respect; by recognising inequalities exist, by taking steps to address them and by providing access and opportunities for all members of the community.
Our commitment is to eliminate discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, race (which includes colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity or age. These are the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.
We will ensure that we treat people fairly and with respect and that we will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy our activities.
We will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of any individual, which for the purposes of this statement and the actions and sanctions applicable is regarded as discrimination, whether physical or verbal. This includes any form of 'hate crime' which is a crime targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person's disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity. The club will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with the appropriate action in whatever context it occurs, including inappropriate posts through social media.
Bradford City Football Club is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants and requires all staff to abide and adhere to the equality legislation, Equality Act 2010, as well as any amendments to this act.
We commit to the immediate investigation of any claims, when it is brought to their attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions imposed as appropriate.
On matchdays we expect all supporters to adhere to the EFL Ground Regulations and our ticket terms and conditions. Abusive or discriminatory language and behaviour is not acceptable.
The content of this statement applies equally to the treatment of our staff, customers, supporters, clients and suppliers and is fully supported by the board of Bradford City Football Club.
If you have a complaint or witness an incident of discrimination, harassment or bullying it can be reported to Bradford City Football Club via our complaints procedure or to Kick it Out.
Senior Safeguarding Officer: Paula Watson - firstname.lastname@example.org, 01274 773355
Confidential Match Day Helpline - 07949 814243