Party culture

Checklist

Language

  • Abusive language is strongly challenged
  • Members are aware of language which isn’t acceptable to use in meetings and debates
  • People are not aggressive during debates
  • A diverse range of people contribute at meetings and debates
  • The party uses the term ‘disabled people’ not ‘people with disabilities’
  • Casual sexist, homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language isn’t used
  • Racist language isn’t used

Bullying and harassment

  • The party has a clear bullying and harassment policy which is widely available
  • People in the party know what bullying and harassment is and how they can report it
  • Hate crimes are reported to the police
  • There are multiple ways a person in the party can report bullying or harassment and these are communicated to volunteers and staff
  • Support is available for people who want to make a complaint about bullying or harassment
  • The party records the numbers of reports of bullying and harassment and the outcomes of these reports

Creating a supportive culture

  • People who leave the party are surveyed to ask why they left
  • Induction and training is available to new members
  • There are regular, inclusive social events
  • Funded peer support networks are available to people from underrepresented groups
  • There are opportunities for peer support networks to contribute to policy discussion, events and meetings

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