Welcome to Equality - Focus on Sport a 'shop window' full of information and news to support people working to deliver sport that is open and welcoming to everyone.
This new website will support and complement the monthly Equality - Focus on Sport Newsletter (previously known as the Equality in Sport News for the editions 1- 99, renamed from the 100th edition).
The website and newsletter welcome *input from people working in sport - we want you to share what you are doing to further develop equality delivery in sport.
Here you will find: news of developments to achieve equality in sport, general information on equality, resources, events, details of training, etc.
(Note: Inclusion will be at the discretion of the editor - you will be informed of any decision)
Latest additions and latest news:
What's topical - week beginning 19 January:
- ‘This Girl Can’ - extensive media coverage and debate on the new Sport England campaign. Reported that 7.5m watched the launch on commercial TV
News items from the sports sector:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (2 January 2015)
Bid to improve disabled access at sports stadiums
The government is calling on disabled sports fans to share their experiences of viewing live sport at stadiums and sports grounds across Britain.
The government is calling on disabled sports fans to share their experiences of viewing live sport at stadiums and sports grounds across Britain, in what it hopes will be the largest ever survey of its kind.
Ministers are hoping thousands of Britain’s 12 million disabled people will give their views on everything from wheelchair access and disabled parking to accessible toilets, hearing loops and treatment by other supporters at live sporting fixtures. Organisers want to hear from fans of all sports – and in particular rugby, cricket, football, hockey, basketball, cycling and motor-racing.
Earlier this year the government called on Britain’s football leagues to take urgent action to redress some of the “woeful” lack of appropriate support and space for disabled spectators, reminding them of their legal obligations to provide adequate room and adjustments for disabled fans.
Research showed nearly half of Premier League football clubs don’t offer even half the wheelchair space they should for disabled people.........
Take part in the disabled people’s experience of spectator sports survey
View the full press release
More recent headlines:
Badminton England awarded Equality Standard for Sport
UK Deaf Sport to launch DEAFinitely Inclusive London Network on 3 February
Sport England - I Will If You Will to continue in Bury
Inspiring Women Campaign - Inspiring women in sport – 23 - 27 February
University of Bath - new project - Encouraging wheelchair users to become more physically active
EFDS - New online course creates more welcoming environments for disabled customers
ParalympicsGB Sports Fest 5 March - University of Durham
International Blind Sports Federation launch new athlete registration system
British Wheelchair Basketball - Women's Talent Development Sessions
Wheelchair Tennis - Great Britain end 2014 top of the class for international titles won
Cerebral Palsy Football World Championship 2015 - tournament volunteer programme TEAM7 application open until 10 February
View the details of the above and other news items on our 'News' page - some are from the protected groups news pages
What's new on the site?
Training and courses page - here you will find information on general equality courses and toolkits and also training tailored for the sports sector.
We want to add more information to this page - please tell us about the training and support tools you have developed.
Take a look at the page
Latest reports, strategies , guidance, etc added:
Kick it Out Annual Report 213/ 14: Marking 20 years of campaigning. Kick it Out, December 2014 (13 pages)
This review of the activities of Kick It Out from July 2013 to July 2014 is a tribute to the staff, volunteers and Trustees of the organisation. It is a substantial body of work and an invaluable contribution to football taking on its responsibilities to make all opportunities accessible and available to people of all backgrounds.
Download a copy
Being Active: An every day guide for people living with an impairment or health condition. English Federation of Disability Sport and Disability Rights UK, December 2014 (15 pages)
Most disabled people are not as active as they’d like to be. This guide will change that by providing the information you need to get started.
Download a copy
Lord’s Taverners Guide to Coaching Disability Cricket. Lord’s Taverners, December 2014 (25 pages)
The introductory guide is broken down into working with four impairment groups; visually impaired, hearing impaired, physical disabilities and learning disabilities.
Download a copy
Government action on Antisemitism. Department of Communities and Local Government, December 2014 (47 pages)
This report has been produced by the Department of Communities and Local Government in consultation with other government departments and reflects on our overall progress in addressing antisemitism.
This report also acts as our final report on the original 35 recommendations made by the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism. We believe we have addressed all the recommendations to government.
Download a copy
*Equality - Focus on Sport - monthly e-news publication
This edition contains features on:
- Margaret Talbot (1946 – 2014) - a world-renowned advocate for equality in physical education and sport
- Amateur Swimming Association – equality and diversity at the heart of the organisation
- InstructAbility breaks the sound barrier with Deaf fitness instructors - Ishtiaq Hussain and Kerry Ward Hussain
- Cerebral Palsy Sport and International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football – Female Football Camp
- A selection of recent information
- A brief look at some local work
- Calendar of forthcoming events
* The monthly e-news publication was given a new name from the 100th edition in line with this complementary website.