Friday 29th May 2020
SSS Reaches New Equality Milestone
SSS are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Intermediate Level of the Equality Standard in Sport. Read the full story about what the award is and how we achieved it!
SSS recently received the very positive news that we have been awarded the Intermediate Level of the Equality Standard in Sport.
This achievement represents three years of excellent work within the organisation and significant leaps across student sport in terms of participation, projects, and partnerships.
The Equality Standard is supported by sportscotland – via Plan4Sport – as part of its expert resource help to governing bodies and other partners. By working through the standard, funded organisations are encouraged to own and deliver an Equality Action Plan that can demonstrably improve their impact on people in protected groups.
For SSS this has produced a number of highlights including:
- Our well-developed work with partners at Scottish Disability Sport
- An active contribution to the SAMH Charter for Physical Activity & Sport
- A lead delivery role within the rejuvenated Healthy Body, Healthy Mind programme
- The collection, collation and analysis of better equality data
- A series of impactful campaigns and projects including Rainbow Laces, CHANGES, and She Can She Will
- Embedding value-based decision making across SSS – adopting an INCLUSIVE approach in all we do
Reaching the Intermediate award milestone represents another 2021 strategy target achieved, and so it is fitting to pause and celebrate the network-wide commitment that this represents.
SSS would like to thank all who have contributed to the work thus far, both across our membership and within the many partner organisations who have supported us along the way. A special thanks to Barbara Lawson and all of our Equality Steering Group members for giving additional volunteer time to help guide the work. We couldn’t have managed it without you.
Having reached this level SSS is now amongst the most developed sports bodies in the country. This important work will now continue towards the top-level (Advanced) over the coming years, in our bid to make student sport a place where everyone is able and welcome to play.BACK TO LIST