As a charitable company in receipt of public funds and our role as the representative body for the nationwide network of County Sports Partnerships, we are committed to leading by example and ensuring the highest standards of governance and transparency.
Along with our member CSPs, we are committed to maintaining compliance with Level 3 of the Sport England Code for Sports Governance which sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity required from those benefiting from Government and National Lottery funding.
Below are some of our key accountability measures, policies, standards, strategies and action plans.
Our Governance Framework
We are a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, no. 7800542 and a registered charity no. 1144600. The County Sports Partnerships are the members of the charity and we are led by a voluntary Board which is openly recruited, drawn from member CSPs and independent members. Our Articles of Association (November 2017) and our Board Terms of Reference can be found here.
We provide leadership, represent and support the nationwide network of CSPs to maximise their impact. Read more about what we do and how we do it here.
Equality and Diversity
A key element of our mission is to tackle the stubborn inequalities that exist within sport and we are committed to encouraging equality and diversity within our workforce, in the partnerships we support and in the delivery of sporting activities and programmes.
We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination including direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. We recognise our legal obligations and abide by the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
We have set a target of ensuring a minimum of 30% of each gender on our Board and will take all appropriate actions to reach and sustain gender parity. We are committed to achieving greater diversity on the board, including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity and disability. Our Equality Policy and Action Plan and our Board Recruitment Policy can be downloaded.
We are committed to the safety, happiness and wellbeing of all children, regardless of age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religion or sexual orientation. We ensure that robust procedures and understanding of these procedures are in place to fulfil this commitment. Our Safeguarding Children Policy can be download here.
Along with all CSPs, we are committed to achieving and sustaining the safeguarding in sport standards set out by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU).
Mental Health and Sport
Sport and physical activity is proven to be an effective mechanism to promote mental health and wellbeing and has an important role in challenging associated stigma and encouraging more open dialogue about mental health issues. We are a signatory to the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation
Finance & Impact Reporting