Disability equality policy
This is a statutory policy and should be read in conjunction with the following policies:
- Data Protection policy
- Equal Treatment policy
- Leadership Excel® is committed to ensuring equal treatment to all its stakeholders, with any form of disability and will ensure that disabled people are not treated less favourably in any procedures, practices and service delivery.
- Leadership Excel® will not tolerate harassment of any person whether a disabled person with any form of impairment or a student who is a carer of disabled parents.
- Duties under part 5a of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) require us to
- Promote equality of opportunity for disabled people
- Prepare and publish a disability equality scheme to show how they will meet these duties
- The DDA also requires us to plan to increase the extent to which disabled people can participate in the coaching and improve the delivery of information
Definition of disability
- A disabled person is someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial or long term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.
- A physical or mental impairment includes sensory impairments, impairment relating to mental functioning including learning disabilities and long term health conditions
- Long Term means an impairment that has lasted at least 12 months or is expected to last at least 12 months
- Normal day-to-day activities cover the following categories: mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination, continence, ability to lift, carry or move objects, speech, hearing or eye sight, memory or ability to concentrate, learn or understand perception or the risk of physical danger
The general duty
We will actively seek to:
- promote equality of opportunity between disabled persons and other persons
- eliminate discrimination that is unlawful under the Act
- eliminate harassment of disabled persons that is related to their disabilities
- promote positive attitudes towards disabled persons by not representing people in a demeaning way / not pretending they don’t exist / not representing them anywhere at all
- encourage participation by disabled persons in public life. It is also important to respect the wishes of disabled children in an educational setting so that they do not feel pushed into activities they do not wish to take part in
- take steps to take account of disabled persons’ disabilities, even where that involves treating disabled persons more favourably than other persons