Policies

Data Protection

Privacy is important to us, so we always keep data securely. We do not share any personal details with anyone or any organisation outside Rotary and no data held by Rotary is sold for any purpose.  Our full Privacy and Data Protection Policy can be downloaded here: GPDR 6 Pershore. If you want to know if we hold any data on you, instructions on how to obtain those details and contact details are contained in this document.

Safety and Security

The Rotary Club of Pershore has adopted all of the standard policies recommended to us by our parent organisation "Rotary Great Britain and Ireland".

Equality and Diversity

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GB&I) is committed to promoting equality, fairness and respect. We aim to create an environment where diversity is recognised, valued and celebrated. We will provide equal opportunities for all Rotarians to develop and to fulfil their potential. We will engage fully with our diverse society. We will take care to assess the impact of our policies and their implementation on race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion and belief, gender, gender reassignment, disability, sex or sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and age equality. These are the ‘Protected Characteristics’ contained in the Equality Act 2010, and they also correspond broadly with the headings under which citizens are legally protected from discrimination in employment and other aspects of participation in society, in equality legislation in the Republic of Ireland, namely the Equal Status Act 2000 as amended by the Equality Act 2004. The full Policy Document can be downloaded here: RIBI Equality and Diversity Policy – Reviewed March 2021

Health and Safety

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GB&I) acknowledges that it has a responsibility to ensure that all Rotary districts and Rotary clubs within Rotary GB&I are made aware of the essential need to plan and organise all Rotary activities and events in a safe manner. Rotary GB&I is committed to ensuring that all reasonable steps are taken to safeguard the participants, members of the public, volunteers, Rotarians and anyone who may be in the vicinity of a Rotary event or activity from risk of injury or ill health resulting directly or indirectly from that activity or event. The full Policy Document can be downloaded here: Health and Safety Policy Statement – Reviewed March 2021

Safeguarding (Children)

The Clubs recognise that the services it provides are used by children in both a physical and online environment.

The Clubs believe that children have the right to be secure from abuse, and Rotary GB&I are committed to protecting all the children in their care from harm.

The Clubs will appoint a Rotarian as the Safeguarding Children/Child Protection Officer. This Officer will have suitable experience, training and expertise, and will be responsible for liaising with appropriate outside agencies and Rotary GB&I in any child protection matter.

The Clubs have a duty to ensure the welfare of all children who may be at risk, including when engaging with children in online Rotary activities. This duty involves reporting the risk to an appropriate agency and Rotary GB&I and by promoting a safe environment within the Club.

The Clubs will take every possible action to prevent abuse and to deal with it as promptly and effectively as possible if it occurs.

The full Policy Document can be downloaded here: Safeguarding Policy (Children) – Reviewed March 2021

Safeguarding (Vulnerable Adults)

The Clubs recognize that the services they provide are used by adults who are vulnerable or may be vulnerable at certain times.

The Clubs have a duty to ensure the welfare of vulnerable adults who may be at risk. This duty involves reporting the risk to an appropriate agency and Rotary GB&I, and by promoting a safe environment within the organisation.

The Clubs believe that vulnerable adults must be safeguarded from all forms of abuse. It recognises that it must at all times protect vulnerable adults from the risk of abuse and identify and deal with specific instances of abuse if they occur.

The Clubs will take every possible action to prevent abuse and to deal with it as promptly and effectively as possible if it occurs.

The full Policy Document can be downloaded here: Safeguarding Policy (Vulnerable Adults) – Reviewed March 2021

Dignity

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) is committed to promoting equality, fairness and respect. We aim to create an environment within Rotary in which individual differences and the contributions of all our volunteers are recognised and valued – where dignity and respect for all is promoted. Rotary with its base in ethical values and foundation in volunteering should reflect best practice and make explicit an expectation that Rotarians will give and receive dignity in their service. Abuse, harassment and bullying must not be tolerated. All complaints of abuse, harassment and bullying must be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. If such behaviours are not challenged they can escalate and lead to significant difficulties for all concerned.

It is hoped that Rotarians will work with others in Rotary projects and events. Volunteers as well as Rotarians are entitled to the same respect. RIBI actively encourages Rotarians to work with others towards achieving community goals.

A good check as to whether volunteers are recognised and valued and whether dignity and respect is being promoted is to apply the Four-Way Test. This is the non-partisan and non-sectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The Rotary Four-Way Test states:

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The full Policy Document can be downloaded here: Dignity Policy for Rotarians April 2018

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