Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Newcastle United Foundation is committed to being a place where everyone is safe, heard, valued and able to thrive. We will constantly strive to create and uphold a culture of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Newcastle United Foundation and Newcastle United Football Club are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe in equal opportunities for all. Our inclusion teams work closely together to ensure the principles of our Equality Policy are upheld and embedded within our day to day operations and activities.

The Foundation are dedicated to avoiding and eliminating unfair discrimination of any kind and will not, under any circumstances, condone unlawful discriminatory practices.

Under the Equality Act 2010 the protected characteristics are defined as;

  • Age: A person belonging to a particular age (for example, 32 year olds) or ranges of ages (for example, 18 to 30 year olds).
  • Disability: A person who has a disability if she or he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effects on that person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
  • Gender Reassignment: The process from transitioning from one gender to another.
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership: Marriage is a union between a man and a women or between same-sex couples. Same-sex couples can also have their relationships legally recognised as ‘Civil Partnerships’. Civil partners must not be treated less favourably than married couples (except where permitted by the Equality Act 2010).
  • Pregnancy and Maternity: Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context. In the non-work context, protection against maternity discrimination is for 26 weeks after giving birth, and this includes treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding.
  • Race: Refers to the protected characteristics of race. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins.
  • Religion and Belief: Religion refers to any religion, including a lack of religion. Belief refers to any religious or philosophical belief and includes a lack of belief. Generally, a belief should affect your life choices or the way you live for it to be included in the definition.
  • Sex: A man or a women.
  • Sexual Orientation: Whether a person’s sexual attraction is towards their own sex, the opposite sex or to both sexes.

Definitions taken from the Equality and Human Right Commission

Our Policies

Our policies and procedures are adopted from Club’s policies and meet all current legislation and best practice guidelines.

The following policies are available to download below:

If you think you, or another person, associated with Newcastle United Foundation has been unfairly discriminated against, please contact us immediately.
For more information about our equality policies/practices or to report any concerns, please contact our inclusion team on: Foundation.Inclusion@nufc.co.uk.

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