In doing so we must accept that this is about fairness in sport and giving equal access to everyone in society and also giving them the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse. It is also important for everyone in Scottish Rowing to be responsible for opposing discriminatory behaviour and promoting equality of opportunity. If all the clubs, athletes and volunteers commit to this policy then it can only strengthen Scottish Rowing and help grow the sport.
Scottish Rowing and its member clubs are subject to the Equality Act 2010. Under the Act it is unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of nine protected characteristics. You can find out more about the main types of discrimination and the nine protected characteristics in this video produced by ACAS.
ACAS Discrimination and Protected Characteristics Video
The Scottish Rowing Equality Policy is a statement of the principles which we will endeavour to apply. Scottish Rowing has achieved Prelininary level of the Equality Standard for Sport.
Achieving equality is an ongoing process. A review of all Scottish Rowing policies will be undertaken over time to ensure that actual and potential rowers are not treated unfairly.
There are a number of excellent resources available to download.
Disability in Sport
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People in Sport
LEAP Sports LGBTI Terminology Guide
Stonewall Guide for LGBT Inclusive Sports
Women in Sport
Race and Sport
Older People and Sport
Religion/belief and Sport
SAMH Scotland's Mental Health Charter for Sport
Guidance for Clubs and Associations
Equality Standard for Sport
Positive Action in Sport
Equality and Human Rights Commission