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Rules and Policy

London Gymnastics school of Elegance -LGSE


Our Club and coaches are registered with British Gymnastics/London Gymnastics Federations, the sport's governing body in UK. All gymnasts within the Club must affiliate each year to British Gymnastics to ensure that each individual is properly insured to participate in the sport.

Our coaches are all qualified gymnastics instructors or are working towards their first coaching qualification under the supervision of a qualified coach. All coaches are affiliated to British Gymnastics and operate under the auspices of the Head Coach. They are required to ensure that their qualifications and level of knowledge are kept up to date.


RULES


1. General


1. All LGSE members, parents and staff must adhere to the specific rules of the venues we run classes in.

2. Please print, complete and sign our Club Agreement and bring it on the next training day. Agreement you will find under Rules.

3. All gymnasts need to have a Club Uniform and their own Rhythmic Gymnastics equipment. (Uniform, equipment and other merchandise can be ordered via our Club Merchandise Officer).

4. All gymnasts need to bring a water bottle to training. No fizzy drinks, food or chewing gum is allowed in the gym.

5. All long hair must be tied up neatly and no jewellery is allowed. Anyone wearing earrings will be asked to remove them or cover them with tape or a

plaster

6. Kids under 13 years of age must be accompanied by adult before and after each session

7. The child’s attendance book should be handed to their coach at the beginning of the lesson.

8. Children under 5 may feel distressed in unfamiliar place, so we kindly ask the Under 5 new joiners’ parents not to leave the premises during the first 3-4 sessions.

9. Parents are not allowed to come inside of training area during any classes. Children progress better if parents do not distract them. It’s dangerous to

communicate with your child whilst training

10. Parents need to ensure that the child has had a drink and been to the toilet before the session starts to minimize disruption.

11. Parents need to arrive on time to collect theirs kids or to let LGSE know in case of lateness.

12. Parents should inform us in advance if the child will not be attending a session.

13. As the training sessions run one-by-one the coaches do not have an opportunity to answer parents’ enquiries. If you have any questions, please, contact our administrator and your concern will be addressed

14. LGSE will not tolerate any abuse, bullying or threatening to our coaches and any LGSE staff. Rudeness, insults, unreasonable demands, unreasonable persistence, managing unacceptable actions, discrimination on any grounds (skin colour, nationality, sexual orientation), physical and mental abuse are prohibited and their use by any gymnast or parent, especially in front of the children, could result in termination of membership.


2. Parents obligations


1. The Parents warrant that the information provided on the Registration Form is 

accurate and up to date. It is the Parents/Guardians’ responsibility to ensure that they update LGSE in writing of any change in medical conditions or contact details.

2. It is the Parents/Guardians’ responsibility to inform LGSE of any special medical conditions at the point of joining.

3. Parents/Guardians agree to accept the sole responsibility for their child immediately before and after the end of the class. It is the Parent/Guardian

responsibility to ensure their child’s safety while in the changing rooms, toilets, reception and waiting areas as well as the safe entry of their child to the Sports hall and vice versa.

4. Parents/Guardians are responsible for bringing their child on time for the class. Warm up is essential part of the training and the child’s potential absence from the first part of the lesson could result in injuries.

5. Parents/Guardians take full responsibility for their children’s personal belongings such as clothes, shoes and bags. Coaches and officials of LGSE are not held responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items in the Sports hall or the facility.

6. Parents/Guardians are advised to accept official judgments regarding their child’s behaviour and development. LGSE strongly discourages hallenging and arguing with club coaches and officials.

7. Parents/Guardians’ should not use personal phone numbers of coaches and stuff.

8. LGSE follows strict anti-discriminatory policies. Everyone in the club will receive equal treatment.

9. If you have cause to complain about our service, please turn to the club’s Welfare Officer.

10. It is the Parents’ responsibility to make sure the child is familiarized with Gymnast’s Code of Conduct.


3. Gymnast’s Code of Conduct


1. Gymnasts should follow carefully all the instructions given by coaches and behave in appropriate manner.

2. Gymnasts must adhere to the rules and respect coaches, judges and their decisions. Gymnasts must respect fellow club members.

4. Gymnasts must display professional and respectful conduct whilst representing the club at competitions or other events.

5. Gymnasts must inform the head coach of any injuries or illness they may have before or during the session.

6. Gymnasts are not allowed to leave the premises without permission of the Head Coach for their safety and security reasons. Under 13s should remain with coaches at the end of a session until collected by their parent or guardian.


4. Parents Code of Conduct


1. Parents must ensure their child arrives on time for their session.

2. Parents must deliver their child into the gym to ensure their child’s coach is present and also collect them from the gym to ensure they are safely returned to a responsible adult at the end of a training session.

3. Parents must ensure their child is appropriately dressed for gymnastics and has a water bottle, hair tied up, no jewellery etc.

4. Parents must ensure their child understands that they must follow the instructions of the coaching staff at all times.

5. Parents must inform the coaches of any condition their child may have that may affect their participation in the session.

6. Parents must ensure all necessary paperwork is complete, training and competition fees are paid on time or discuss any problems confidentially with

the club treasurer.

7. Parents must encourage their child to value their own performance and not just the result. Winning is not within their control, their own effort is!

8. Parents must appreciate and respect the efforts of the coaches and club officials in the development of their children and understand that success in gymnastics takes many, many years of hard work and dedication.

9. Parents should support the efforts of the coaches and committee members and assist where possible by lending your help and expertise to further the objects of the Club.

10. For the safety and welfare of all Club members Parents should share and report any concerns they may have to a coach or the Welfare Officer.

11. Parents must recognize their child’s efforts, improvement and successes in every form and encourage them to understand that although trying to win is important, that it shouldn’t’t be all and end all!


5. Coaches


1. All coaches must ensure that safe environment is provided at all times.

2. Coaches must be immediately accessible and never leave the premises while a session is in progress.

3. Gymnastics is a sport, which requires a high level of safety and discipline. Therefore, coaches are allowed to use appropriate level of verbal discipline if they deem necessary to avoid accidents and minimize injuries.

4. Coaches are allowed to use British Gymnastics supporting techniques when helping the gymnast understand the correct position, shape or movement.

5. Coaches have the rights to sit a gymnast out of class, if she does not follow the club’s rules and safety regulations.


6. Membership, Payments, Classes and Attendance


1. Gymnasts, who do not hold a valid British Gymnastics Membership, will not be able to attend training sessions.

2. Club Membership fee is £25 and must be paid annually by all members.

3. LGSE will not refund or credit any fees if you miss a class or choose to stop attending classes before the end of the term. Pro-rata discount is available only to new members who join the Club in the middle of the term. Refund is only available for more than 2 weeks absence caused by medical conditions and confirmed with a doctor’s letter. To receive a refund, please, send an email to info@gymnasticselegance.co.uk within 24 hours.

4. Members, who have not completed their payment in time are not allowed to join classes. LGSE retains the right to sit a gymnast during the class, if the fees are outstanding.

5. Our classes are now over subscribed in order to secure your child’s place please insure that subscriptions are paid by due dates. If fees are not paid by the deadline the Club will assume the place for your child is no longer required. Any late payments that are accepted will incur a administration charge.

6. Missed sessions are not transferable to other sessions or gymnasts.

7. A month’s notice is required should you decide to leave the Club

8. Students are expected to attend at least 90% of their classes. If injured or on holiday, please notify our Head Coach or Administrator. We have a long waiting list of eager children who will fill place if attendance is low.

9. The invoices for the next term (our term/payment period usually is 10 weeks) are issued 1-2 weeks before the current term ends and must be paid in within the first week of the new term. £10 late payment fee must be added after this deadline.

10. When the payment is not received during the first week of the term the child will not be admitted to the training session. When the payment is still not received by the end of the fourth week of the term the Club reserves the right to apply to the Court.


7. PHOTO / MEDIA PERMISSION :


Accepting these Rules I authorise London Gymnastics school of Elegance to use all photographs/videos taken of my child during the gymnastics sessions, competitions, events for advertising or promotional purposes of the club (club websites, publicity and advertisement materials)                                                                               



  • At our large club events such as our annual club competitions, club display and shows, we take photos to promote club activities and may film the event. We publish images on our website, social media account and in our communications. Any images of children will be published in line with (British Gymnastics/other) safeguarding policy.
  • Let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed or do not want your image to be published. While we can usually take steps to prevent you from being photographed or filmed at club events, please bear in mind that at our large public events, it may be difficult to avoid capturing you in footage. However, we always review all photographs prior to publication and we will ensure any images of you are deleted.
    If we are filming or taking photos for any other purpose, we will ask for your consent.


* Please note that any children attending LGSE outside of their regular training times are classed as members of the public and as is normal under these circumstances, responsibility for their welfare and behaviour lies with their legal parent/guardian

I understand that my child’s attendance at the LGSE outside of their regular training times, unless expressly invited by the Head Coach, may be unsupervised and restricted to publicly accessible areas of the building. Under such circumstances, I accept responsibility for their behaviour and that liability for any resultant risk to themselves or others lies with myself as their legal parent/guardian.


* We are kindly asking all parents to join our London Gymnastics school of Elegance Facebook Group for regular information and updates


CONTACTS


GENERAL: email: info@gymnasticselegance.co.uk


HEAD COACH Inga Luse , T: 07543644609


WELFARE OFFICER Anna Buck , T: 07814342815

                          Privacy  Notice 

                                                                                                    PRIVACY NOTICE


London Gymnastics school of Elegance (LGSE) is the data controller and is committed to complying with our legal responsibilities under data protection law. We take your privacy seriously and will ensure your personal information is kept secure.

When we collect, use, share, retain or do anything else with your personal information (known collectively as ‘processing’) we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and are responsible as ‘controller’ of your information.

This notice applies to you if you are:

• An existing or prospective member of our club;

• A person with parental responsibility for a member;

• An existing or prospective club coach, volunteer or official.

It is important that you read this carefully as it contains key information about how we use your personal data and your associated rights.

About us

LGSE is a professional Rhythmic Gymnastics club .  We organise our job through cooperation with rhythmic gymnastics and gymnastics coaches, dance and ballet teachers. Also we have volunteers who help with administrative jobs and everyday routines. Our members are gymnasts or the parents (if the gymnast is a child).

We provide the opportunity for our members to participate in our activities, which include recreational classes, training, camps, competitions, squads and other similar gymnastics activities. We are registered with British Gymnastics who governs the sport, provides insurance for clubs and individual members and offers competitions and events. It is a condition of British Gymnastics club registration that all our club members also register as individual members of British Gymnastics. We also affiliate to London Gymnastics who runs competitions and events in which we may participate.

Information we collect about you

The categories of personal information we process includes:

• Contact details* (members or parents and emergency contacts and address)

• Member date of birth*

• Member gender

• Guardian names (if your child arrives or is collected by other adults rather than her parents)

• Any relevant medical conditions and/or disabilities and additional related information

• Other relevant individual needs for example, information about learning, religious or other support needs.

• Any individual risk assessments (gymnasts and others if applicable)

• Details of any reasonable adjustments or steps taken to support your individual needs

• How did you hear about our club and services

• British Gymnastics membership details* (which are confirmed by British Gymnastics when you join or renew)

• Gymnast attendance and achievement records

• Any communications from, to or relating to you

• Details relating to standards of conduct

• Any accident or incident reports including details of injuries

• IP address, browser identifier and the time of access (if you use our website)

• Bank details (If we are making payments to you e.g. for volunteer expenses)

• Experience, qualifications, training and confirmation that you have completed a criminal record check (prospective or existing coaches and volunteers).

The information marked with an * above is essential for us to provide your membership. It is your choice whether you provide all the information we have requested but not providing information may affect our ability to meet you or your child’s needs and to protect their wellbeing.

If you are a competitive gymnast, we record other information about you to support your training and participation in competition such as:

• Training and technical information

• Lifestyle information

• Nationality (if you are competing at international level)

If you attend an event or trip with the club,we will also collect the following information where relevant:

• Dietary requirements and any other relevant information that we need to know to ensure your needs are met

• Passport information if the trip is abroad

• Any other important information necessary to each particular event if needed

Our purposes for processing information about you

We use the information we hold about you for a variety of purposes, which are outlined below. Data protection law requires us to tell you what our legal reason is for each purpose.

Contractual purposes . When you ask us to provide you a service, such as club membership or registration, gymnastics classes, competitions, trips or other activities or you buy a product from us we usually need to use information about you to provide this product or service; or when you provide us with your services (Coaches, Contractors, Staff), for example:

• To contact you to confirm arrangements;

• To notify you about changes to terms and conditions;

• To tell you when it is time to renew membership or re-register for activities

• To process payments or send you receipts required.

• To provide any particular information regarding your child’s conduct, lesson or injury.

• To provide you with the benefits and services to which you have subscribed.

• To provide all the necessary information (to the coaches/staff) for the daily training,  events or any other particular reason relative to your services.

We do so because in order to comply with our contract.

Legal obligations. We have a duty of care to ensure it is safe for you or your child to take part in gymnastics activity and to keep you/them safe while participating. Some individuals may be at risk of harm from participating in gymnastics activity as a result of a pre-existing condition. It is vital that you let us know if there is any reason why taking part in gymnastic activity may be unsafe prior to participation. With your agreement, we will review any information you provide and undertake risk assessments in consultation with yourself and any appropriate trained professionals e.g. medical consultants. When we ask participants to provide relevant health information such as details of medical conditions, medication needs, allergies or injuries, this is because we have a legal obligation.

If you are selected for a role at the club, we will usually obtain a reference from any appropriate organization or individual you have nominated.

When you tell us about any special needs such as disabilities or other support information we may use relevant information to comply with our legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010. We will review any information you have provided to help us identify any actions we can take to support inclusion. We may need to ask you for more information to help us to best meet your or your child’s needs. We will keep a record of any steps we take to support inclusion.

If you are wishing to volunteer or work for us, we may need to ask you to complete a criminal record check as we have a legal obligation to do so. We jointly control the checking process with British Gymnastics who is responsible for the assessment of any content on the check and will only share information with us where it is appropriate. For example, if you are considered by British Gymnastics to be unsuitable to take on the role, we may share relevant and proportionate information about criminal offences where it is deemed that while you are not considered unsuitable to take on the role, if it is considered necessary for safeguarding purposes.

When we retain information about you, even after you are no longer taking part in gymnastics activity, this is often because we are required to do so by law such as records we are required to keep for business and accounting purposes. Sometimes we are also legally obliged to share information about you with third parties. More information it provided below

Legitimate interests. We rely on legitimate interests for the following purposes:

          • Responding to communications, concerns or complaints and seeking feedback from you about our services. We will use the information you provide to respond to any comments or questions you raise and where appropriate to undertake investigations into any complaints or concerns. On occasion, we may contact you to seek your views on the services we provide.

          • Holding emergency contact information When you join the club, we collect contact details. We also ask you to provide an emergency contact, which we will only use in exceptional circumstances if we are unable to contact your primary contact e.g. a parent.

          • Maintaining attendance registers, achievement records and waiting lists. For health and safety purposes and club records, we need to maintain a register of those in attendance at training or other club activities. If there are no places in the club, we can place you on our waiting list and will contact you using the details you provide to inform you when a place is available.

          • Entering you into a competition and providing results. If you wish to take part in a club competition, your information (usually your name, date of birth and gender) will be used to enter you into the appropriate category and your score will be recorded. Results of competitions may be published on our website and British Gymnastics website.                                                                                                                                                                    If you wish to enter a competition organised by another gymnastics body, we will provide your information to the organiser to enable you to take part in the competition or event that they are organising.

          • Collecting additional information to support a participant attending a club trip. Occasionally we organize residential events or trips. If you or your child registers for one of these events, we will need to collect additional information that may vary dependent on the specific activities and whether they involve meals and travel. Additional information we require may include passport information and any other relevant information necessary to provide support whilst away from home.

          • Monitoring performance and undertaking fitness assessments. If you or your child are/is a competitive/elite/squad gymnast, we will need to collect additional information about you/them. We track and monitor gymnast’s performance in training, trials and competition and undertake regular fitness assessments. We may require additional information about lifestyle and education if you or your child are/is training at an elite level and requires time out of school or lifestyle.

          • To monitor that you have completed any required safeguarding training and criminal record checks If you undertake a role where a criminal record check and safeguarding training are required, we will receive confirmation from British Gymnastics if your check is approved and that you have completed the required safeguarding training.

          • Filming for coaching purposes On occasion, we may film gymnasts e.g. during a gymnastics session for coaching purposes. Videos taken at training sessions for individual coaching purposes will not be used for any other purpose without prior consent.

          • Photography and filming at large club events to promote the club We may take photos at club events to promote the club on our website, club social media account and in communications. At our large club events such as our annual club competitions and club display we may film the event to create a DVD. Any images of children will be published in line with British Gymnastics safeguarding policy.                   

Let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed or do not want your image to be published. While we can usually take steps to prevent you from being photographed or filmed at small club events, please bear in mind that at our large public events, it may be difficult to avoid capturing you in footage. However, we always review all photographs prior to publication and we will ensure any images of you are deleted.                                                                                                                                                                    If we are filming or taking photos for any other purpose, we will ask for your consent.

          • Running and monitoring our club website and social media. When someone visits www.gymnasticselegance.co.uk we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

          • Using CCTV for security and crime detection/prevention. Some of the renting venues might have use cameras for security and crime detection. Please refer to each venue’s manager for more information.

We have carried out a legitimate interest assessment (LIA) to ensure that the above processing is necessary and is carried out in a way that ensures a balance between the club’s interests and your individual interests, rights and freedoms with appropriate safeguards, especially to protect the interest of data subjects who are children. We can provide details of these assessments on request.

You have a right to object to the use of your information for any purposes we undertake based on legitimate interests. Further information is provided in the section below on individual rights.

Consent . We rely on consent in the following circumstances:

          • To use your email or telephone numbers for marketing purposes

          • To take photographs and video at a small club event or training for publication. With your consent, we may also take photos during training or at small club events to promote the club on our website, club social media account and in communications. All film and photos of children will be published in line with our safeguarding policy.

When you have given us your consent for your personal information to be used for a particular purpose, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, which you may do by contacting us using the contact details below.  (If you provided any consent/s for a specific purpose as part of the information you provided on our behalf through the British Gymnastics membership platform, these consents can be withdrawn at any time by logging into your British Gymnastics account).  Your withdrawal of consent will not affect any use of the data that was made before you withdrew your consent.

Special categories of personal data. Special categories of personal data are a category of information that is more sensitive and requires greater protection. Some of the information we process falls into this category (e.g. health/medical data or any information you provide to us about a disability or your religion, race or gender identity). It is unlawful for organisations to process this type of information unless an additional legal condition applies. We will only process this type of information if one of the following applies:

• You have given your explicit consent or have made this information public;

• We are required to do so to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim;

• We are required to do so to comply with employment or social security or social protection law;

• There is a substantial public interest in doing so; or

• It is in your vital interests and you are unable to provide consent e.g. if you are unconscious or do not have sufficient mental capacity.

Marketing

With your consent, we will send you our newsletter and other information about our activities, services and products that we think might be of interest to you based on our age, interests and experience. We will send you this information by email or by a private messaging service (subject to your communication preferences).

You can ask us to stop sending you this information at any point by responding to the relevant communication with the word ‘STOP’. It may take up to 21 days for this to take place.

Why we share information about you

We have a legitimate interest in sharing your personal information with British Gymnastics to ensure the sport is safe and well-governed and where relevant to access support and advice.

We may also be required to share your personal information in the following reasons:

• Complying with legal and/or regulatory responsibilities We may be required to share information with bodies such as Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Police and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). We may also share information with other organisations to safeguard children. Any information that is shared will be strictly limited to what is required to ensure children are protected from harm and will be carried out in accordance with the law and relevant government guidance.

• Insurance

• Obtaining legal or professional advice

• Obtaining a service from a third party All service providers are contractually required to ensure your information is secure and cannot use this information for their own purposes. Where we are required to share information with them to provide the service, we only disclose information that is strictly necessary to deliver the service.

Except for the above, will only share your information with any other third parties with your prior agreement.

Transfers of data out of the EEA

We may transfer your personal information to countries, which are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) for the follow purposes:

• In order to participate in a certain competition, training camp, etc.

We will not transfer your information to any country or organisation outside the EEA unless there is a European Commission adequacy decision for the specific country to which the data is transferred or where we can be certain that there are adequate safeguards provided for your information and individual rights standards that meet the GDPR requirements.

Individual rights

You have important rights under data protection law. In summary these include:

To be informed about how your information is processed (set out above)

To access any personal data held about you. You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you. You can also request a copy of any information we hold by writing to us using the contact details below.

To have your data rectified if it is inaccurate. If you think that any of the information we hold is inaccurate you can ask that corrections are made. We will either make the requested amendments or provide an explanation as to why we are not making changes

To have your data deleted (except if there is a valid lawful reason to retain it).  If you do not renew your membership or cease to have a relationship with the club, we will delete any information you provided within one year except for any financial/ accounting records which need to be retained for six years in line with UK tax law. Additional information that has been provided solely for the purpose of participating in a specific activity will be deleted after the event.

Video footage that has only been taken for coaching purposes will be retained only for as long as it is required for that purpose and in most cases, will be deleted within one month.  If we require to keep this footage for longer than a month we will notify you and we will do this under your consent.

Photographs and other video footage captured for promotional purposes will be retained for up to 4 years old. After this time, they will be deleted unless we consider them to be of public interest and should consequently be archived for historical purposes. Where images have been published on social media, these platform providers may continue to process your data after the retention period has lapsed.

You have a right to request the deletion of your information in advance of the above retention periods. We will delete this information unless there is a lawful reason for the information to be retained.

To have your information restricted or blocked from processing. If you object to processing, we will restrict the processing of your information for the purpose to which you are objecting whilst we review your objection.

To portability. If you wish to move to another club, you can transfer your information to another club registration by logging into ‘My Account’ on the British Gymnastics system. Alternatively, if you wish to leave the club, the information you provided on behalf of our club will be archived on the British Gymnastics system for 60 days and will be deleted after this has lapsed. During this period, you can transfer your information to another club. This may be limited to your club membership

To object to:

          - Any processing based on legitimate interests The right to object is specific to the data subject’s particular situation. We will stop processing your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your individual interests, rights and freedoms or we need to continue to process your information in connection with a legal claim.

          - Your personal information being used for direct marketing activities. You can object to our direct marketing activities by unsubscribing from the relevant communication as described above in the marketing section of this notice.

To exercise any of your rights or if you have any questions about our privacy notice please contact:

Ingrida Luse -  info@gymnasticselegance.co.uk

While we hope to be able to resolve any concerns you have about the way that we are processing your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you believe your data has been processed in a way that does not comply with the GDPR or have any wider concerns about our compliance with data protection law. You can do so by calling the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113 or via their website.

Keeping your personal information secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine reason to need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will inform you and the ICO of any personal data breaches in line with our legal obligations.

Changes to the privacy notice

We keep our privacy notices under regular review. This privacy notice was published on 24th May 2018. We may change this privacy notice from time to time, when we do we will inform you via email and put an announcement on our website.

EQUALITY POLICY


All stuff, members, volunteers are entitled to be treated fairly regardless of gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, age, parental or material status, disability, religion, colour, race, ethnic or national origins, socio/economic background and language.   


LGSE recognises that the following is unacceptable: 

         «Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Victimisation» 


1 Unlawful discrimination, which can take the following forms: 

     1.1  Direct Discrimination: - treating someone less favourably than another person because of a Protected Characteristic. 

     1.2  Indirect Discrimination: - an action, rule or policy that applies to everyone but disadvantages someone with a particular Protected Characteristic. 

     1.3  Associative Discrimination: – direct discrimination against someone because they associate with another person who possesses a particular Protected Characteristic. 


     1.4  Discrimination by perception: – direct discrimination against someone because others think they possess a particular Protected Characteristic. 

     1.5  Discrimination arising from disability: – someone is treated unfavourably because of something connected with their disability. 

     1.6  Bullying: – offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, and /or an abuse or misuse of power that is meant to undermine, humiliate or injure the person on the receiving end. 

     1.7  Harassment: - unwanted or offensive conduct directed at oneself or another person. 


     1.8  Harassment by a third party: – the company is potentially liable for harassment of their staff by people not employed by them. 


     1.9  Victimisation: - treating a group or individuals in a detrimental way because they have made or intend to make a complaint or provide evidence in support of another complaint. 


2  LGSE regards acts of discrimination, bullying, harassment or victimisation as serious issues. Staff or members who, following disciplinary procedures, are found to have discriminated against, harassed, bullied or victimised any other person, will be dealt with appropriately.