Volleyball England are keen to support clubs and members with any development needs they have around equality and diversity.
See below for some external sources of information around equality and external equality training courses. Please note: the content of these is not endorsed by Volleyball England.
If you require any further assistance or advice, please contact Volleyball England on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01509 227722.
English Federation of Disability Sport - the national charity, dedicated to people with a disability people in sport and physical activity
Fit for the Future – an Age UK project to improve older people’s mental and physical wellbeing
Inclusive Networks - brings networks of all diversity strands together, to learn from each other, to share, to collaborate and to celebrate successes
Pride Sports - the UK’s organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sports development and equality, they have some useful documents such as Including Young LGBT People in Sport and Out In Sport – LGBT Students’ Experiences of Sport
Sporting Equals – promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity. They also support the inclusion of participants from all religious backgrounds and attracting people from these groups, for example Muslim Women
Sport in Mind – aim to make sport and physical activity accessible to anyone experiencing mental health problems
Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation- aim to transform sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.
Youth Sport Trust - is passionate about helping all young people to achieve their full potential in and through sport
These courses are offered by a range of external providers and delivered across the country or online
Equality Training – offer a range of bespoke training courses, but potentially of more relevance to clubs has a range of free downloadable resources and ideas for activities
Equity in Your Coaching - practical advice on how to adapt your existing skills to make your coaching sessions attractive to everyone
Home Office fight against FGM – the free online training provides safeguarding professionals with an overview of FGM, their responsibilities in FGM cases and how to work towards preventing FGM
How To Coach Disabled People In Sport – demonstrates how coaching can be made more inclusive and effective with a few minor adjustments
RYA – online scenario-based equality training videos, covering many of the protected characteristics
Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive Community Training (AK4A ICT) – to help improve knowledge, competence and confidence in delivering sports-based activities to children with additional needs
Sporting Equals – offer a variety of training opportunities and services
Transgender Awareness Training - a free online E-learning resource from GIRES
Your local County Sport Partnership may also offer a range of training and support around equality