National governing bodies are now working within the framework of the Equality Standard.

This framework has been designed to help organisations develop structures and processes to be able to continually assess performance and drive improvements in equality.

This section has been designed to support those working towards the standards by providing a series of templates for organisations to tailor to their individual needs.

It also provides existing examples of good practice within sport and links to websites where additional information is readily available.


A guide to what equality laws mean for your association from the equality and human right commission.
Resource for the voluntary sector to develop an equality audit and impact assessment procedures.
Equality model policy from the equality commission.
Equality policy guidelines for national governing bodies from Sport England.
Example: Football League guidance on disable supporters and customers.
Example: England Hockey transgender policy.
Example: British Judo Association Equality action plan.
Example: Amateur Swimming Assoication Equality action plan.
DCMS guidance for sport bodies on the inclusion of transsexuals in sport.

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