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Equality in Sport

Equality in Sport

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) believes that equality of opportunity is at the heart of all sport and physical activity provision within Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

LRS programmes should be accessible to all sections of the community. All those involved planning and delivering the programmes should be committed to treating everyone with respect irrespective of ability, gender, ethnicity, disability, cultural background, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, social class or age. LRS will strive to identify and eliminate practices that prevent access to sport and physical activity, or make anyone feel uncomfortable whilst participating. Discrimination or any behaviour against any individual will lead to exclusion from the programme.

It is the policy of LRS to ensure that everyone has access to sporting and physical activity opportunities and it is recognised that this can require targeted, positive action. Therefore, it will be the aim of the Partnership to ensure that the necessary actions are taken to encourage all residents in Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland to take part in sport and physical activity.

As well as stimulating participation by under-represented groups, it is clearly understood that LRS must continue to encourage increased participation by those parts of society which are already well represented. It will encourage all persons to take part in sport and physical activity at the most appropriate level for them, and will ensure that no-one working for LRS takes any action which would discourage any individuals from achieving their maximum potential through sport and physical activity.

Through individual work programmes and by working with partners, the setting of realistic targets within identified under-represented groups will be encouraged within each of the areas of LRS's programmes. Active monitoring and evaluation will be integral to programmes to determine successes and challenges with data being utilised to influence on-going and future developments. Identified priority areas of work will relate to current insight, national surveys and targets set by Sport England, but will also reflect local variations across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

For more information please contact:

Kate Scott

Sports Development Officer (Equity Delivery & Operations)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
01509 564867

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Partners

  • County Sport Network
    QUEST
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Blaby District Council
    Leicester City Council
    Harborough District Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • Age UK L&R
    British Heart Foundation
    Loughborough University
    Safeguarding
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    East Midlands Platform

Partners

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • QUEST
    Melton Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Age UK L&R
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • Loughborough University
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Rutland County Council
    Sport England
  • Leicester City Council