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County Durham Sport is fully committed to the principles and practice of equality of opportunity and diversity and in treating everyone according to their needs, understanding that people need to be treated in ways that are fair. We have been awarded the Foundation Level of the Equality Standard for Sport.

The Board and executive team recognise that we live in a diverse society and that large sections of our community are often under-represented and face significant inequality. We are therefore committed to promoting both equal access and fairness, and to reducing inequality in sport and physical activity.

We are committed to achieving gender parity and greater diversity but not limited to Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity, disability and LGBT with regard to our Board and our executive team. We will treat all employees equally and fairly and will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, marital status, civil partnership status, transgender status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, age or disability – whether prohibited by legislation or otherwise.

Through our work with partner organisations and networks, we will endeavour to ensure that they adopt and demonstrate their commitment to the principles and practice of equality and diversity. We will also endeavour to promote equality, diversity and fairness through the delivery of our programmes and partnerships, including ensuring that the principles and practice of sports equity are embedded in programmes that we fund.

We work to inform, educate and support our partners in order that true equality and diversity is advocated and afforded for everyone in the county.

Read our Equality Statement by clicking here

The Equality Standard for Sport

The first ever equality Standard for sport was launched in November 2004. It was last updated and re-launched by SCEG in March 2012 to ensure it remained fit for purpose and reflected the latest equality legislation.

Find out more about the Equality Standard for Sport here: equalityinsport.org/equality-standard-for-sport/