Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are not treated differently or less favourably , on the basis of their specific protected characteristic, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.
The Equality Act 2010 outlines the protected characteristics as follows:
    *    age
    *    disability
    *    gender reassignment
    *    marriage and civil partnership
    *    pregnancy and maternity
    *    race
    *    religion or belief
    *    sex
    *    sexual orientation
As members of ITSC we have an obligation both moral and legal to comply with this legislation, and therefore this Equality Policy was put to and agreed by the membership at the AGM held on 30 October 2018.