Equality and diversity
The WFNR is committed to the establishment and development of equal opportunities in its policies and practices.
The WFNR will apply this in all aspects of staff and members’ association with the organisation, from recruitment and election through to cessation of employment and term of office.
The WFNR will apply this in all aspects of its relationships, whether as members or otherwise, including application procedures for membership, access to services and participation in activities.
The WFNR will ensure that no individual or group within the organisation is discriminated against because of a `protected characteristic’. The Equality Act defines the protected characteristics as being age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality, caste and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership.
The WFNR will ensure that no employee, member or applicant is discriminated against through a condition or requirement of a job or position which cannot be objectively justified. WFNR shall value individuals and organisations for their contribution and shall give them the opportunity to realise their full potential within WFNR in so far as this contributes towards the fulfilment of its mission.
The WFNR will ensure that the Board, staff, members and volunteers abide by the content and spirit of this statement.
The WFNR is committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective, and will constantly monitor and review the procedures, practices and guidelines that underpin it.
Event endorsement guidance
The WFNR welcomes the organisation of regional and national courses and meetings on all topics in neurorehabilitation, and may endorse and/or provide expert input to such meetings.
The criteria for endorsement are as follows:
- The course or meeting must be consistent with the WFNR mission statement
- The applicant responsible for the course or meeting content should be a WFNR member of good standing
- The applicant responsible for the course or meeting should have no pecuniary interest in the meeting
- The content of the course or meeting should be determined predominantly by the applicant responsible for the meeting with expert input from the WFNR as required
- The content of the course or meeting must not have any restrictions or qualifying requirements imposed by any commercial sponsor
- The content of the course or meeting must be submitted to the WFNR for consideration. A decision will be given within one month of submission of the request
Course or meeting organiser obligations
The course or meeting organiser will:
- Acknowledge WFNR support at the course or meeting
- Display the WFNR logo on all materials associated with the course or meeting
- Offer preferential rates to WFNR members attending the course or meeting; a minimum 30% reduction for WFNR members should be applied
The WFNR will:
- Advise on programme content
- Provide expert input as required
- Provide the WFNR logo
- Include the course or meeting on the WFNR website events calendar
- Include the course or meeting in the WFNR Update newsletter
- Circulate the course or meeting information by email from the WFNR to the relevant members
Tracey Mole, WFNR Executive Director, 11 Rake House Farm, Rake Lane
North Shields, NE29 8EQ, UK