Equality in Sport

Providing a wide range of equality-related material to assist all sporting organisations become more equitable and to provide a service to all sectors of the population.

Equality Standard for Sport

The Standard is owned by the 5 Sports Councils through the Sports Councils Equality Group (SCEG).

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.

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Review into Transgender Inclusion in Domestic Sport in the UK

During 2020 the Sports Councils Equality Group (SCEG) commissioned a Review into Transgender Inclusion in Domestic Sport in the UK. Subsequently a wide-ranging consultation has taken place. In keeping with much of what transpired last year during the pandemic, there have been inevitable delays in bringing this work to a conclusion. We are now processing the information we have collected as we work towards a carefully considered outcome in this complex environment. We are grateful for the input of many people in sport and the broader community both within the UK and internationally and look forward to sharing the outcomes of the project in the near future.

If you are in the process of developing your own guidance on Trans participation in sport or if you have any queries and require further information, please contact your home country sports council SCEG representative for an update. It is anticipated that the revised SCEG guidance will be released later this year.