Sport For All

Strategic Equality Plan 2016 - 2020

Sport Wales is proud to publish its Strategic Equality Plan

I am delighted to share Sport Wales's Strategic Equality Plan, which sets out our equality objectives for the period 2016-2020, and demonstrates contribution to the Well-being goals in Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

I am confident that this strategy will further build on the good work and progress that we have achieved over the past four years in achieving equality of opportunity in sport and diversity within our infrastructure.

The development of this, our second Strategic Equality Plan, is an important step in driving forward our aspiration to embed equality within the fabric of our organisation, so that it is part of our natural thinking.  Our equality objectives align to Sport Wales aims and are centered on the following themes:

1. Research and insight

2. Embedding culture change for Sport Wales

3. Embedding culture chnage for funded partners

4. Customer need

5. Education and Training

6. Engagement

Our commitment to all protected characteristics will continue, we are focused on delivering the greatest impact across all of our work. Although Welsh Language and Socio-economic disadvantage are not protected characteristics specified under the Equality Act 2010, they are included within the scope of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. Therefore, we have taken the decision to include these groups within the scope of our Strategic Equality Plan. Those living in Socio-economic disadvantage are less likely to participate in sport, and sport has a role to play in the promotion and protection of Welsh Language. It is important to us that with respect to this, customers' needs are understood and met.

It is essential that Sport Wales staff, Board members, along with contractors, organisations in receipt of Sport Wales funding, partners and stakeholders understand how they contribute to the delivery of this strategy and our equality objectives.

As part of the review of our equality objectives, we undertook extensive consultation with staff, stakeholders and customers, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all those who provided input. I look forward to reporting our progress though to 2020 and beyond.

Sarah Powell, CEO