sportscotland strives to ensure, through our collaboration with partners, that every person in Scotland has opportunities in sport. We are also committed to embedding a culture of equality and diversity in our organisation and ensuring that all employees are treated fairly, without discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, sex, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
sportscotland is committed to meeting its requirements under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 states that public bodies must have due regard to the need to:
The Act is supported by more specific duties for Scottish public bodies in the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
Our equality outcomes for 2017 to 2021 are:
Outcome 1: Young people from our most deprived areas, girls and young women and disabled young people will have access to improved sport and physical activity opportunities, enabling them to participate and progress in school sport and club sport
Outcome 2: sportscotland and Scottish sport are supported to embed equalities and inclusion in their work
Outcome 3: sports organisations and people working in sport will have an improved understanding and awareness of the needs of people with protected characteristics.
The outcomes are supported by an action plan, which is included in our 2017 equality mainstreaming and outcomes progress report.
Read more: Equality outcomes 2017 to 2021
Every two years we are required to report on equality mainstreaming, employee information and progress against our equality outcomes.
The equality reporting page includes reports from 2013, 2015 and 2017, which set out the following:
sportscotland assesses the impact of its policies and practices against the needs of the General Equality Duty.
Impact assessments involve considering evidence relating to people who share relevant protected characteristics and developing actions to take account of the results. Our impact assessments are regularly reviewed as policies and practices change or are updated.
We publish impact assessments as they are completed.
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