Our board members and employees strongly believe that we should be operating to the highest standards of corporate governance, equality and transparency.
This is not about ticking boxes for the sake of it, but is a genuine commitment to do the right thing. As part of this, and as a minimum, we will adhere to Sport England’s highest tier of the Code for Sports Governance along with achieving the relevant Safeguarding, Equity and Quality Standards, such as Quest.
At the heart of this is our commitment to equality and diversity that is reflected in the Board diversity policy.
We recognise and embrace the benefits of having a diverse Board, and see increasing diversity at Board level as an essential element to achieve our stated aims and objectives. A truly diverse Board will include and make good use of differences in the skills, experience, background, race, gender and other qualities of Trustees. We are committed to progressing towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity generally on our Board, including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity and disability. As a reflection of this commitment we will achieve and maintain a minimum of 30% of either gender.
These differences will be considered in determining the makeup of the Board and be balanced appropriately whenever possible. All Board appointments are made on merit, in the context of the skills and experience required to fulfil its responsibilities.
Public documents on governance
We make the following documents publicly available as part of our commitment to good governance under the following sections of the Code for Sports Governance (see page references)
2.6: Publicly advertised recruitment: Trustee pack 16 – email
Section 3: Communication (p27)
3.1: Information on governance, structure, strategy, activities and financial position:
Accounts and other legal required documents are available at Companies House
Board minutes: (Published when approved at next meeting)
Section 5: Policies (p28)
Complaints procedure (Nov 2017)
Board diversity policy (Apr 2018)
Diversity and inclusion policy (Mar 2016)
Safeguarding policy (Oct 2016)
Roles and responsibilities
Privacy Notice (CYP) (2018)