Equity and Equality

 

We are committed to creating and sustaining a positive and supportive working environment for our staff and volunteers, and a rewarding, inclusive and enjoyable sporting experience for all participants in triathlon. The organisation and its member clubs are subject to the Equality Act 2010.

We are committed to the Equality Standard for Sport and have achieved the Foundation Standard (2006), Preliminary Standard (2008) and the Intermediate Standard (2016).  You can read more about the Intermediate Standard here and review some of our case studies below.

In June 2011, we signed up to the Government Charter for Action, which enables governing bodies to publicly demonstrate their commitment to making sport a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and in July 2015 we signed up to the new Scottish LGBT Sports Charter (pictured above).

Often, the word equity is used interchangeably with fairness and equality —but equality isn’t equity.  While equality treats everyone the same regardless of the obstacles they face, equity removes systemic barriers and provides access to resources so that everyone has a chance to be successful.

We know it’s difficult to move toward an equitable sport if people don’t understand the meaning of equity.  Therefore, we hope this image below helps to illustrate the differences between equality and equity.

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Our Partners

Triathlon Scotland is proud to work alongside the following partners and sponsors.

  • Equality in Sport
  • British Triathlon
  • sportscotland
  • University of Stirling
  • Winning Students Scotland
  • Cashback for Communities
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Legends S
  • ImacImages Photography
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