The Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport
Working in collaboration with home country sports councils, CCPR and equity organisations, UK Sport has developed the Equality Standard for sport. The Standard builds on the success of the Racial Equality Standard and provides a tool for sports organisations to work progressively towards equality. The Equality Standard will ensure equality is integrated into all aspects of sports bodies' operations and services to members, athletes, staff and volunteers.
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In sport, the protection of the individual - protection, for example, from abuse, harassment, or commercial exploitation - is paramount. Everyone has a right to be treated with respect and fairness - a right which is now clearly enshrined in Human Rights legislation.
Children, young people and vulnerable adults may need greater protection than others, and this is an important element of UK Sport's work. UK Sport is working with the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), established by the NSPCC and Sport England, to develop and disseminate good practice for sports governing bodies.
The CPSU has developed a model Child Protection policy and Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport. The Standards provide a national benchmark of good practice that sports organisations can work towards. For further information please contact the CPSU:
NSPCC National Training Centre
3 Gilmour Close
Leicester LE4 1EZ
Telephone: 0116 234 7278/7280
Fax: 0116 234 0464
sports coach UK and Coachwise 1st4sport have also developed a Child Protection Pack that contains good practice and resources for working with children in sport. For further information contact Coachwise 1st4sport on 0113 201 5555 or visit www.1st4sport.com.