Equality

As part of our ongoing commitment to Equality, Scottish ClubSport included Section 4.0: EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION into our new Strategy for 2024-2028. We have set out 3 key aims:  

4.1 Promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and provide opportunities for all to engage in sport and physical activity. 

4.2 Support ClubSport Networks to widen access and reduce inequalities in sport and physical activity from underrepresented individuals, groups and communities. 

4.3 Proactively champion equality in sport through increased online engagement and sharing of best practice in club sport. 

For more information, our actions and our rationale – visit our strategy document.

Previously, we were awarded Foundation Level in the Equality Standard for Sport (as SALSC). This means our organisation met the 3 Outcome areas, these are: 

Clarity

Your organisation demonstrates a clear commitment to equality

Communication

Your organisation has a policy for equality and this has been communicated

Profile

Your organisation is aware of its current profile and position in terms of equality

Equality Statement

We are committed to ensuring that equality is incorporated across all aspects of our work and development. In doing so, we acknowledge and adopt the following definition of sports equity:

Sports equality is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them.

We respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally and with respect within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, religious beliefs, sexuality or social/economic status.

We are committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.

Our members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity. 

We will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, taking disciplinary action if necessary.

We expect all staff, volunteers, members and affiliated members to adopt our Equality statement.

Equality Policy