Equality & Diversity

Statement by Mark Lyttle, Chair British Fencing, September 2017

“British Fencing (‘BF’) is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant, BF representative, volunteer or member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (together the ‘Protected Characteristics’).

BF recognises that we live in a diverse society and will be responsible for ensuring that there is open access to all those who wish to participate in all aspects of BF activities and that everyone is treated fairly.

BF will encourage partner organisations, including member clubs, to adopt, apply and demonstrate their commitment to the principles of equality and diversity.”

Board Diversity Statement and 2021 Diversity Objectives – 14.03.19

Current Board (Directors and Observers),  Board Diversity Metrics, and Succession Plan – 03.10.18

Equality and Diversity Policy – 21.09.17

Transgender Policy – 18.12.2017

The Board maintain a Diversity Action Plan which is a working
document, reviewed and updated on a regular basis. For a copy of the current
Diversity Plan please contact headoffice@britishfencing.com.

Diversity in Leadership

Board Diversity Metrics are published on the Board Directors page and now form part of the Annual Report.

As at 03.10.2018, 25% of the occupied Director positions are BAME.