The Sport England equality partners and other external organisations have supplied examples of resources they use to embed best practice within their structures. Please read through these examples for practical help and if you have any questions, please get in touch with the equality partners directly through the contact us page. Also, if you possess any additional resources that might help other organisations like yours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details: Presents the business case of a diverse Olympic and Paralympic Games. "Only by embracing diversity ourselves will we be able to understand the needs of each of these communities and deliver a truly memorable 2012 Games that welcome the world."
Details: UK Sport recognises that the traditional talent pool is diminishing and measures to address this are needed. This strategy outlines some of the steps it is taking to implement this.
Details: This website provides some strong general guidance on developing a strategy and maintaining strong governance processes. They also have a ‘Voluntary Code of Good Governance for the Sport and Recreation Sector’ that organisations can download and sign-up to.
Details: This report examines the make-up of women as directors on the FTSE 100 Boards. As of 2012 women make-up 16% of directorship and this report highlights that Boards need to do more to increase diversity and improve corporate effectiveness.
Details: Organisations become Clear Assured to state their commitment to identifying and removing barriers from recruitment policy, process and practice that have the potential to exclude disabled people. The Clear Assured process is an online self-assessment programme that is underpinned by the guidance and expert advice.
Details: The Involve Me resource aims to increase the involvement of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in decision making and consultation. The resource is the result of a three-year project, supported by the Renton Foundation and run by Mencap in partnership with the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD).
Details: This summary report by Sporting Equals provides an overview of the case for an ethnically diverse leadership in sport, before using headline research findings to illustrate the current lack of diversity in sports leadership. The summary concludes with a description of the types of leadership programme that might best encourage diversity at the highest level of decision making in our sports.
Details: The programme has been helping businesses and public services to develop inclusive workplace cultures for a decade, ensuring that all of their staff can perform to their full potential.
Details: Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation have recorded the level of women in representative roles across NGBs to provide a benchmark across the years. They have produced an overview of their annual report.
Details: An overview of the three-hour course that increases staff confidence when working with disabled people and gives them a greater level of knowledge to help make the services that you provide more inclusive.
Details: Sport England's Equality Scheme provides a combined statement, covering age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation, on how they proactively value diversity and promote equality in all that they do (as an organisation, grant maker and employer).
Details: Corresponding action plan to ensure Equality Scheme targets are met.
Details: The ASA recognises that individuals (and/or certain groups in our society who share one or more protected characteristics) may not have been able to participate equally and fully in sports-related activities in the past. This Policy has been produced to try to prevent and address any unlawful discrimination or other unfair treatment, whether intentional or unintentional, direct or indirect, against stakeholders that may preclude them from participating fully in swimming's related activities.
Details: The world of sport is male dominated and women often come up against considerable challenges. This factsheet addresses those issues faced by Muslim women and consider what their religion says about participation.
Details: A detailed overview of the Equalities Act and its impact on the sporting sector and NGBs.
Details: The RFL has produced some guidelines for its clubs to challenge homophobic behaviour. Aspects of the guidance can be incorporated into NGBs guidance for their clubs.
Details: An online resource that provides details of running sporting activities within faith schools.
Details: Futsal Fever is a project that targets females aged 16+ who attend FE and HE institutes across Bedfordshire. So far, the project is proving to be a success by enabling women to participate in and play in regular fixtures.
Details: The Run! project is a community grassroots athletics initiative aimed at creating fun and easily accessible opportunities for Londoners whose existing athletics provision is limited within areas of high deprivation.
Details: Newcastle Eagles launched the Eagles Community Foundation in 2006, with the main aim of growing the levels of sustainable basketball participation in Tyne and Wear and South East Northumberland. The programmes have attracted females from primary school age up to adults and span a wide range of abilities from total beginners, women returning to basketball after having a family, up to U18s and Women's teams who are playing in National League Competitions.
Details: The main objective and outcome of the programme is to increase participation among hard-to-reach groups. However, it has also been successful in capacity building within the local community via coaching, education and vocational training and the development of a grassroots structure that has led to the establishment of inner city satellite clubs that feed into both mainstream provision and gifted and talented programmes.
Details: A resource on how to engage disabled people, especially through disability organisations, in sport. It provides support and guidance on relevant subjects and is a useful tool for organisations. It is provided as a free download or as individual chapters in case you wish to download specific pages.
Details: A simple guide for marketing sport and activity (users need to provide email details to receive materials).
Details: Example of a poster outlining British Swimming's search across the Home Nations for the next generation of talented swimmers.
Details: WSFF has provided an overview to how NGBs should be working with women and girls to ensure they are able to progress in their respective sports. After they have reached their peak, NGBs should ensure that they are not lost to the sport.
Details: EFDS profiles a budding young athlete to highlight the merits of the 'Playground to Podium' scheme – a targeted intervention aimed at helping young disabled people progress from PE and community sport to high-level performance and competition.