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Stepping Stones

Equality Strategy in sports development
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Julia Ladbrooke

on 20 February 2015

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Stepping Stones
Equality strategy in Sports Development

Pre-session Reading
Equality Act 2010
Chapters 1 and 2
Protected characteristics Prohibited Conduct
Learning Outcomes
Equality in today's society
Protected characteristics
Positive action v positive discrimination
Equality in the public sector (sport!)
Sport and Equality strategy
Partnerships
Sport for all

Equality act - an overview
strengthened and harmonised provision
Introduced the protected characteristics
Applies to employment and service delivery
public authorities have an additional responsibility
What does the law protect us against?
Direct discrimination
Indirect discrimination
Failure to make reasonable adjustments
Discrimination by perception
Discrimination by association
Harassment
Victimisation
Focus Organisation
Expanding voices
https://www.bedfordshirefa.com/volunteer/youth-council
Collins, M (2003)
Sport and Social Exclusion. Routledge:London
Chapter 6-9
Protected Characteristics
Age
Disability
Gender
Gender Reassignment
Marriage and civil partnership
Pregnancy and Maternity
Race
Religion or Belief
Sexual orientation
Positive Action or Positive Discrimination?
A bursary fund for people from under-represented groups to complete a coaching course
A female only exercise class
Giving someone with a disability a coaching job interview even if they do not meet the qualification requirements
Running a coaching course which is only open to people from LGBT communities
General provision implemented in 2010
Allows voluntary use of initiatives to tackle under-representation
Action taken must be a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim
Equality and Diversity Policy: http://sitem.herts.ac.uk/secreg/upr/EQ03.htm Policy to Promote Dignity and Respect: Preventing and Dealing with Harassment and Bullying (plus Appendix 1, Complaints Procedure – Harassment and Bullying): http://sitem.herts.ac.uk/secreg/upr/EQ01.htm
Carers’ Network
LGBT Staff Network
Harassment & Bullying Advisers’ Network
Stonewall Workplace Equality Index - ranked 226th
Athena SWAN Bronze award

Equality @ UH
Min Rodriguez-Davies
Head of Equality
m.rodriguez-davies@herts.ac.uk

Government Equalities Office
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/equalities/equality-government/
Equality & Human Rights Commission
http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/
Equality Challenge Unit
http://www.ecu.ac.uk/
Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
http://www.acas.org.uk
University & College Union (UCU)
http://www.ucu.org.uk
Unison
http://www.unison.org.uk/equality/


Further Information/Resources
Developments towards change within sporting bodies
Partnership working with external bodies for advice and support
Youth Councils/forums
Race Equality action groups
Inclusion advisory groups
Diverse range of board members
Women's and girls sub groups
Disability forums

all with a genuine voice?..........
creation of further opportunities or just to 'tick a box'?........
Allowing a double arm amputee referee to enter the promotion pathway even though it requires experience of assistant refereeing which he is unable to acquire.
Giving discounted gym membership to a person because they are in a wheelchair
Asking a colleague to speak on the radio about racism in Rugby who is from a BME background
chatham house rule
confidentiality

See week 28: Self study task
References
Gender Equality in Sporting organisations
Public Sector Equality Duty
Eliminate discrimination, harassment and Victimisation
Advance equality of opportunity
Foster good relations
High Profile Equality Cases
Take your selected case, make notes on the case and any thoughts or grey areas, be prepared to feedback.
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