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Government Strategy - Sporting Futures

Sporting Futures : Government Strategy : Key Points A Summary
Overall, the strategy seeks to redefine what success looks like in sport, by concentrating on 5 key outcomes:
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Individual development
  • Social and community development
  • Economic development
Government will submit an annual progress report to parliament - Specific focus on inactivity, under-represented groups and social value of sport, and will be ‘demand-led’ - Sport England pilot to support development and implementation of local physical activity strategies - Local level partnerships between National Lottery distributors - Independent review of the role played by CSPs in delivery of sport at local level, which will also consider impact of devolution deals Re-establishment of ‘Sport Cabinet’ – Home Nations Sports Ministers - Funding will go to organisations who can best deliver key outcomes – government ‘openminded’ about which type of organisations - New list of KPIs with which to measure outcomes of public investment - More support for high-performance ‘non-Olympic’ sports - ‘Active Lives’ will replace the current ‘Active People Survey’ - Sport England remit extended to responsibility for sport outside of school from the age of 5 - Recognition of outdoor recreation, ‘non-traditional’ sport/physical activity, and importance of natural facilities, including economic value of outdoor tourism Sport England funded organisations to make relevant data publicly available - Implementation of PHE’s ‘Everybody Active, Every Day’ - Sport England role broadened to include dancing, walking and cycling - Promote integration of sport and physical activity into care pathways and maximise potential of advice, prescribing and referral interventions - Promotion of ‘Workplace Challenge’ and encourage employers to offer employees opportunities to be more physically active - Working Group to advise how schools can achieve targets around swimming attainment standards - £50m to support Bikeability training for school children over next 4 years - Continue to invest in Primary PE and Sport Premium - Assessment of effectiveness of future priorities of School Games and School Games Organisers - Sport England to develop a new coaching plan by 2016, covering qualifications and standards - New volunteering strategy for sport and physical activity in 2016 - Government will enable the SGSA to take on a more formal role in helping sport grounds reach required standards for accessibility - Work with football authorities to ensure clubs meet legal obligations to accommodate disabled spectators attending matches - Government encouraging NGBs and rights holders to sign up to Sport and Recreation Alliance’s ‘Voluntary Code of Conduct on Broadcasting of Major Sporting Events’ - UK Sport and Sport England MOU on working together on talent - Closely monitor findings of Expert Working Group on Supporter Ownership and Engagement are implemented by football authorities - Sport England to review commercial framework to ensure supports sports that have strong domestic league but not currently profitable - Support for new sports/franchises in UK – US NFL, NBA, MLB etc - New targets on public sector funding for sports organisations to reduce over-reliance on public sector and move towards sustainable mixed funding model - Consultation launch at Budget 2016 on how to expand support to grassroots sport through corporation tax system - Exploration of options to drive commercialisation of sports where sponsorship and media income traditionally difficult to attract - Establishment of Social Impact Fund for investment into sport - Work with UKAD and SGSA to explore potential to expand income, and real terms protection for UKAD funding - Development of business strategy for sport and physical activity sector - Presumption in favour of co-location of services (including health and education) and multisport facilities - Review of ‘Use our School’ guidance in 2016 - Government will sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on manipulation sports competitions - Sport will play key part in PM’s ‘Anti-Corruption international summit’ London 2016 - New mandatory UK Sports Governance Code by September 2016 – implementation tied to public funding - Sport England to develop workforce strategy in 2016 - Work to tackle lack of diversity in senior positions across the sport sector - Review of barriers to women and minority groups progressing into high performance coaching roles - Large sports organisations to utilise apprenticeships - Sport England will place equal emphasis on support for LGB&T people in sport - Establishment of Independent Working Group on a new Duty of Care for participants in sport, chaired by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

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