Disability and Discrimination Policy

Introduction

The School of Babywearing® is committed to providing all learners with the opportunity to achieve. We promote the individuality of all learners, irrespective of race, ethnicity or national origin, age, religion or belief, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation.

What is disability?

The Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995 states that “a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out day-to-day activities”

Physical or mental impairments can include sensory impairments (such as those affecting sight and hearing) and learning difficulties. The definition also covers certain medical conditions when they have a long term and substantial affect on a person’s everyday life.

The physical environment

We will ensure, wherever possible, that all venues used for our training are accessible to learners with a physical disability or visual impairment.

Teaching, training and learning

We will make all of our training materials available in Large Print or alternative formats if this will help us to meet the needs of learners. We will also adapt our training to allow for longer rest breaks or make other changes that will help any learner with a disability to fully participate.

Monitoring

This policy is monitored by the Board of Directors of Babywearing UK and is reviewed annually.

Policy Updated October 2017
Review Date October 2018