Discrimination and Equal Opportunities


Treating someone unfairly because of who they are or what they believe in is called discrimination. Equal opporunities are about making sure this doesn’t happen, and that everyone is treated fairly. On this webpage, you can find about what you need to know about discrimination, discrimination in sport, and what you should do if you’re being discriminated against.

If you are worried about discrimination, you should talk to a trusted adult like a parent or teacher. If you do not feel like there is someone you can trust, you can always talk to a trained Childline counsellor either through their freephone number or their one to one online chat service.


This webpage is short but contains help and advice on what to do if you think you might be discriminated against.

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