Commitment to Equality
UK Sport will not tolerate discrimination, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of race, special needs, including learning and physical disabilities, class or social background, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, pregnancy, age, colour or political persuasion.
UK Sport will take positive action to eliminate individual and institutional discrimination (the ways in which services like ours can fail to respond appropriately to people from different backgrounds because we may not have taken their needs into account when developing and delivering our services); to comply with its statutory and legislative obligations; to meet the needs of its staff and partners and to make equality and equal treatment a core issue in the development, delivery and refinement of its policies, initiatives and services and in the way it manages its staff. Equity will be considered at the outset of all new UK Sport policies, programmes and funding decisions.
To underline our commitment, UK Sport:
- Has developed an Equality & Diversity Strategy, Policy and Action Plan that will ensure we meet our legal obligations as well as establishing equality principles and policies within UK Sport and our work with partner organisations
- Will seek to collate and disseminate good practice from across the UK, including the work of Home Country Sports Councils and equity organisations
- Developed, in partnership with home country sports councils, CCPR and equity organisations, The Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport
- Co-ordinated the development of the UK Strategy Framework for Women and Sport and produced two monitoring reports against objectives and targets, in 2004 and 2006
- Will continue to represent the UK in equality issues and good practice to the international sport and equality movement
- Has formed partnerships with equality agencies including Stonewall, Leeds Metropolitan University and Women's Sports Foundation.