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Sports equality is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society. With the introduction of protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 Active Dorset re-submitted evidence for and achieved the Foundation Level of the Equality Standard and our policy is available for download.

The Board of Active Dorset is committed to equality and signed up to the following statement:

Active Dorset County Sports Partnership is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no job applicants, employees, workers, office holders, volunteers, participants or members are unlawfully discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Further to this Tony Jones-Pert is confirmed as Lead Officer for equality with responsibility for implementation.

Useful Links

Women's Sport Foundation

Women's Sport Trust

Women's Sport Foundation

Sport and Recreation Alliance

English Federation of Disability Sport

PULSE connects black and ethnic minority people in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole and aims to provide news, information, resources and links relevant to the increasing and vibrant ethnic minority population and groups in the county. Contact pulsedorset@yahoo.co.uk for more information.