Sport Equality in Glasgow

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Sport Equality in Glasgow

What is our aim?

Glasgow Life has a key role to play in making Glasgow a city where all citizens ,regardless of ethnicity, religion, social background, marital status, gender, disability, age or sexuality: are treated with respect; have full access to the range of services provided by Glasgow Life; and are able to have a quality of life which affords them independence and freedom from discrimination and harassment.​​​

Glasgow Sport recognises that sport provides a positive focus in people’s lives and it has a strong commitment to working with local communities and key partners to deliver a sports development programme that is sensitive to people’s needs. 

What do we offer?

For more information on Glasgow Sports Disability and Diversity programmes please click the links below.

Inclusive Futures Programme​​​​​​​​​

The Equality Act 2010

The UK Government’s Equality Act 2010 brought equality legislation into one place.  
The protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010 are:

  • Age 
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Race
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation. 
The General Duty

The general duty requires public authorities to have ‘due regard’ to the need to:

(a) Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other prohibited conduct;

(b) Advance equality of opportunity by having due regard to
removing or minimising disadvantage
meeting the needs of particular groups that are different from the needs of others 
encouraging participation in public life

(c) Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it, and in particular by:
tackling prejudice 
promoting understanding

The purpose of the general duty is to
  • Take effective action on equality issues
  • Make the right decision, the first time round
  • Develop better policies and practices, based on evidence
  • Be more transparent, accessible and accountable
  • mprove outcomes for all
Due regard
  • Must be proportionate and relevant
  • Requires more than just “thinking about” equality
  • Needs rigour and an open mind and must influence the final decision
  • Needs to be based on evidence
  • Needs an assessment of impact and active steps to mitigate adverse impact
  • Can’t justify actions after a decision has been taken
  • Must be able to demonstrate that due regard was given both in development of a policy and when decision is made

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