The BAC takes seriously its role in recognising and removing any barriers faced by people involved or wanting to be involved in sport, in any capacity, to ensure the culture of sport is improved to one that values diversity and enables the full involvement of disadvantaged groups in every aspect of sport.
We want to empower all our members and to celebrate all our differences and all that we share.
As such, the BAC takes a proactive approach in leading and influencing a fair, equitable, and ethical world-class sporting system in the UK. The BAC promotes and leads the highest standards of conduct in diversity and equality throughout all its work:
The BAC is people-focused and values and embraces people’s differences.
The BAC aims to ensure the culture of sport values diversity and enables the full involvement of disadvantaged groups in every aspect of high-performance sport.
The BAC embraces legislation as per the Equality Act 2010 and welcomes people from all backgrounds.
The BAC reviews the Board’s effectiveness and reports on our composition each year, in accordance with the Code for Sports Governance.
The BAC will not tolerate discrimination either directly or indirectly, on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.
The BAC is developing more detailed actions to support the delivery and implementation of its ambitions as the organisation grows and develops to best support the needs of its partners, stakeholders, athletes, and its membership.
The BAC will take positive action to:
Eradicate individual and institutional discrimination of any form.
Comply with statutory and legislative obligations and wherever possible best practice.
Meet the needs of employees and partner organisations.
Make equality and equal treatment a core part of the development and delivery of policies, initiatives, and services.
Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act, there are nine protected characteristics:
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