An Introduction to Diversity & Disability at Our Club
Here at Quantum Archers and Quantum Junior Archers, we recognise the protected characteristics as laid out in the Equality Act 2010. These are:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage or civil partnership
- Pregnancy or maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
As a result, any direct or indirect discrimination regarding these characteristics is strictly forbidden and any members or visitors who are found to be involved may be asked to leave.
We also have a zero-tolerance policy with regards to bullying and abuse (physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, or psychological). Any reports of bullying or abusive behaviour will be kept strictly confidential. Anyone who is engaging in this behaviour will be asked to leave immediately. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Please see our codes of conduct and disciplinary procedure for more information.
Information on Disability
Archery is a sport everyone can enjoy, regardless of age and disability, and we are in the process of making our club as accessible as possible. We are aware that several of our venues are currently unsuitable for those in wheelchairs and while we will always try our best to accommodate disabled archers, please be aware that it’s not always possible with our current setup. However it is part of our on-going plan to be as accessible as possible and we welcome any feedback or comments.
Whether you are new to archery, new to the club or a current club member, we are always available to work with you to help you get the most out of the sport. There are many ways in which we can support you, from collecting arrows to stringing bows, filling in score sheets to bow setup. We want to make your time at the club as enjoyable as possible, and for you to enjoy your archery. If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact any committee member or the Disability & Diversity Representative.
Support at Quantum Archers
As a club, we are committed to being as open minded as possible and offering support to those who need it. We have links to mental health support, as well as support for those who are, or have been, victims of abuse or other issues within our safeguarding information.
Here we have a list of charities and support services that specialise in supporting either those with disabilities or those who fall under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella. Please note that there are more support services in the UK than we can list here. For further information, please contact the club’s Disability & Diversity representative.
- Disability Rights UK is the leading charity of its kind in the UK, run by and for people with experience of disability or health conditions. 020 7250 8181
- McIntyre Care is a national charity providing education care and support to adults and young people with learning disabilities. 01908 230100
- Action on Hearing Loss is the largest charity representing the deaf and hard of hearing in the UK. 0808 8080123
- British Wheelchair Sports Foundation hosts events all through the year to help those in wheelchairs to enjoy sport. 01296 395995
- Mencap supports families with members with learning disabilities in the UK. 0808 8081111
- Royal National Institute of Blind People offers information, support and advice for those living with sight loss. 0303 1239999
- Activity Alliance aims to support people in sport. 01509 227750
The following are LGBTQIA+ support services:
- MindOut is a mental health charity for the LGBTQIA+ community. 01273 234839
- Mindline Trans supports transgender, non-binary and gender-fluid people and their families. 0300 3305468
- Stonewall is an LGBTQIA+ organisation that offers support, as well as fighting for the rights of the community. 0800 0502020
- Birmingham LGBT Centre advocates for the community in Birmingham, offering services for the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ people. 0121 6430821
- LGBT Foundation provides advice and support for those coming out as a member of the community. 03453 303030