Tackling discrimination in sport

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Developing robust strategies to increase inclusivity, accessibility and equality

This conference addresses harmful attitudes and behaviours within sport, which can create significant barriers to participation. The aim of this conference is to support sports clubs and organisation, facility providers, national governing bodies (NGBs) and local authorities to increase inclusivity, accessibility and equality in sport. 

Date: 14 March 2018
Location: London
Cost: from £140
Booking: Please see Public Policy Exchange's booking page

What's covered

Throughout the day, delegates will:

  • consider how to make sport a practical and attractive choice for all
  • determine how local sports clubs, schools and coaches can be supported to create an environment with zero tolerance towards discrimination
  • analyse the role for NGBs to drive inclusivity and equality within their sports, and improving diversity
  • assess how local facility providers can support and adapt to increase LGBT participation and develop safe spaces for all
  • assess how to improve visibility through effective campaign methods, promoting diversity and inclusion locally
  • discuss how local authorities can work with grassroots clubs to produce targeted guidance and training on harmful attitudes
  • explore how to address the underrepresentation of women in sport and challenge sexism at all levels of participation
  • identify how professional clubs can create safe and supportive environments for all fans to spectate
  • support disabled fans to confidentially report harmful attitudes or behaviours
  • share best practice regarding inclusion for local strategic planning for sport

This conference is provided by Public Policy Exchange.

Related information

Take a look at our topics pages on safeguarding deaf and disabled children and LGBT young people in sport.

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