Aims

Fashion Antidote believes that no individual should be excluded from our courses on the grounds of age, gender, health, sexuality, class, family status, means, ability, colour, ethnic origin, culture, religion, or belief. We aim to ensure that all who wish to join our classes have an equal chance to do so. A diverse breadth of students and tutors is integral to our school, and this policy aims to uphold equal opportunities for students and tutors alike.

Tutors

* All staff will be considered on their own merits and abilities to do the work they wish to do. Staff and volunteers should not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or sexual orientation.

* All advertisements for employment are open to all, and will not discriminate on any grounds.

* Rejection of an application for employment will be based on skills or experience, not on any characteristic such as of age, gender, health, sexuality, class, family status, means, ability, colour, ethnic origin, culture, religion, or belief.

Students

Admission - Student admission will be based on meeting the 'skills required' for completing that course, and not based on the grounds of age, gender, health, sexuality, class, family status, means, ability, colour, ethnic origin, culture, religion, or belief.

Availability of information

All information on the school, our practices and our courses is depicted on our website in plain English, and we are happy to email or post any further information, or discuss courses over the phone.

Access

Fashion Antidote will not discriminate against disabled students or tutors, but regrets that access to the school is limited for wheelchair users, due to 2 staircases at the only entrance.

What we'll do when faced with discrimination

Complaints procedure - Any staff member or student who feels they have been discriminated against or treated disrespectfully should discuss this with a member of the Fashion Antidote team. It will then be discussed with the Course Leader, and a decision will be made about the appropriate action to take. Any person accused of behaving in a way which is discriminatory or harassing may be asked to leave the school, but before this they will have the opportunity to put across their point of view to the Course Leader.

This policy will be renewed annually.