UK Sport aims to promote the highest standards of sporting conduct and explore its wider social applications.
Initiatives include working with athletes, officials and key partners to promote the highest standards of conduct and fair play, both on and off the field of play. In addition, UK Sport takes a leading role in promoting equality in sport to ensure there are no barriers to participation and involvement in the running of sport for any social groups.
The overall aim is to support the development of a fair, equitable and ethical world-class sporting system in the UK that is athlete-centred and people-focused. Equality is about recognising and removing the barriers faced by people involved, or wanting to be involved in sport. It is about changing the culture of sport to one that values diversity and enables the full involvement of disadvantaged groups in every aspect of sport.
UK Sport embraces the spirit of all equalities legislation and is committed to eradicating any form of unfair discrimination. We will not tolerate discrimination either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of race, disability, class or social background, religious belief, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, age, colour or political persuasion.
UK Sport will take positive action to:
- eliminate individual and institutional discrimination
- comply with statutory/legislative obligations and, wherever possible, best practice
- meet the needs of our employees and partner organisations
- make equality and equal treatment a core issue in the development, delivery and refinement of our policies, initiatives and services and in the way we manage our employees.
UK Sport is committed to achieving equality in sport and is taking a proactive approach in this area. It is a central principle of a dynamic and modern sports organisation that can demonstrate democratic governance with progressive strategies and programmes.