Sport plays a major role in promoting the inclusion of all groups within the Northumberland Sport Partnership. However, inequalities have traditionally existed within sport, particularly in relation to gender, race and disability. Equity in sport is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structures of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or social economic status.
The Northumberland Sport Partnership accepts that it has responsibility to promote equity in sport. This means giving everyone a fair chance to access sport and to achieve their potential, including pro-active measures to improve access by groups that are under-represented, for example, people living in urban and rural priority areas, disabled people, women and girls and people from ethnic minorities.
We have been awarded the Foundation Level of the Equality Standard for Sport.
The Equality Standard is a national framework for widening access and increasing the participation and involvement in sport and physical activity from under-represented individuals, groups and communities, especially women and girls, ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities. It is endorsed by the major sporting bodies and Governing Bodies who are working to the same standards.
For further information on the Equality Standard for Sport please visit the Equality Standard website.