Brentford Football Club has been awarded the EFL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Code of Practice.
The Equality Code of Practice is directly linked to the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which replaces previous Anti-Discrimination laws with a single Act. The Equality Duty replaces the three previous public sector Equality duties for race, disability and gender.
There are four levels of achievement, starting with the Equality Code of Practice for EFL Clubs. The Equality Code of Practice underpins the three Premier League Equality strands and contains a range of outcomes that are broken down into minimum requirements that require specific evidence to support Clubs to build the foundations to progress through the Equality pathway.
In the video above, Kevin Coleman, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Brentford FC, explains the significance of the Equality Code of Practice and the next steps for Brentford in fulfilling our ambition of becoming the most inclusive club in the country.
Speaking about the Code of Practice, Kevin said: “This is a really important development for us. Like any house you need foundations, and the Code of Practice is exactly that; it’s about having everything in place to ensure we’re a solid organisation when it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion.
“We need to build on what we already have in place to become the most inclusive club in the country. We’ve made a really bold statement and that’s what really excited me about coming here from my previous role at the FA. There are 92 clubs; if we’re the most inclusive in the country, that’ll also make us one of the most inclusive in the world. It’s a bold statement and a really exciting time for Brentford Football Club.”
For more information on the Club’s work on equality, diversity and inclusion, please click here.