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:
- Articles of Association
- Board biographies
- Strategy and Business Plan
- Annual Governance Statement 2019
- 2017-18 Impact Report
- 2016-17 Impact Report
- 2015-16 Impact Report
Board and AGM minutes: (Published when approved at next meeting)
- July 2019
- April 2019
- January 2019
- October 2018
- AGM Minutes July 2018
- July 2018
- April 2018
- January 2018
- October 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- April 2017
- January 2017
- October 2016
- July 2016
- April 2016
- January 2016
Accounts and other legal required documents are also available at Companies House
Section 5: Policies (p28)
- Accessible communications and branding guidelines
- Anti-Bribery-policy YSF Jan 2019
- Complaints procedure (Nov 2017)
- Conflict of interest policy (Dec 2018)
- Diversity and inclusion policy (Nov 2018)
- Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (April 18)
- Ethical Sponsorship Policy
- Privacy notice (CYP) (2018)
- Roles and responsibilities
- Safeguarding children policy (Apr 2019)
- Safeguarding adults policy (Jan 2018)
Yorkshire Sport Foundation was graded ‘Very good’ by Quest in December 2018.