Equality and Inclusivity
Equality and Inclusivity at Beat Route Radio
“Beat Route Radio is committed to treating all people equally with respect irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion, belief, sex, or sexual orientation”
Accessibility: We are committed to ensuring any presenter, visitor or guest is able to attend our activities.
Presenters: We will assess our access requirements to meet the needs of each new applicant who applies to the join the team. We will reassess if notified of any changes, temporary or permanent to any existing presenter. This may include the provision of equipment so that scheduled shows can be presented from home if necessary.
We will assess our access requirements to meet the needs of individuals visiting the studio.
Presenters/Visitors/Guests: A full risk assessment is completed and consideration will be given to ensure that the environment is suitable to enable all to participate fully. Where in our control, each booking will ensure that full accessibility is provided
Beat Route Radio aims to arrange and attend a range of events and activities to suit the interests and meet the needs of a wide variety of people.
Beat Route Radio is open to new ideas, and particularly prioritise opportunities for Presenters/Visitors/Guests to share their cultural heritage with one another.
Inclusion and Respect:
Beat Route Radio strongly feels that everyone should be made to feel equally welcome and included at all meetings and events.
Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or otherwise offensive and inflammatory remarks and behaviour are not acceptable and will not be tolerated. These constitute harassment and have no place with Beat Route Radio.
Dealing with Discrimination, Harassment and Complaints
If any Presenter/Visitor/Guest feels they have been discriminated against by Beat Route Radio or whilst representing the station or harassed at an event they should raise this with Sharon Griffiths (Station owner) & in her absence, Ian Griffiths. The complaint will be investigated, listening to all individuals involved. If the complaint is against a fellow presenter, that presenter will not be part of conducting the investigation.
If the complaint is against a particular individual, this person will have the opportunity to express their point of view, accompanied by a friend. The person making the complaint will also have this opportunity.
If the complaint is upheld against Beat Route Radio as a whole, work must be completed to ensure that such discrimination is not repeated in the future, and must inform presenters of how they propose to do this.
Any decision to exclude a person from Beat Route Radio due to discriminatory or harassing behaviour will be made with reference to the Studio Guideline Policy and Equality Policy.
Beat Route Radio will support people who feel they have been harassed or discriminated against and will not treat them less well because they have raised such an issue or complaint.