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Standards in Sport: Ethics, Integrity and Governance
Thu 22 June 2017, 08:30 – 16:30 BST
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As a follow up to the highly successful ‘A New Strategy for Sport’ conference, hosted in Spring 2016, Open Forum Events are pleased to present a further opportunity to bring together like-minded individuals and stakeholders to focus on the issues that matter in the world of sport.
In recent months, the integrity of sport has been called into question on numerous issues. The Standards in Sport: Ethics, Integrity and Governance conference is a timely event and will seek to promote standards and address some of the challenges to ensure all sporting activities adhere to robust codes of conduct and strong moral principles.
According to the latest research from the Active People Survey published in December 2016, nearly 16 million people over the age of 16 are playing sport at least once a week. In 2015/16 nearly 81% of 5-15-year-olds stated they had participated in a competitive sport in the previous 12 months with a third of this activity having taken place outside school.
With sport proving to be such an integral part of national life it is imperative that it is managed in an appropriate and irreproachable manner. Revelations about sexual abuse and corruption in football, widespread accusations of doping, claims of gender inequality and sexism, plus further discrimination issues on grounds such as race, sexuality and disability have placed sporting organisations under acute scrutiny.
The Standards in Sport: Ethics, Integrity and Governance conference will consider the issues that are threatening the integrity of sport in the UK and seek to find the answers to ensuring that the ethical principles of sport governance are upheld and strengthened. The agenda will feature expert speakers with experience in preserving the ideologies of sport participation against a background of mounting threats.
Delegates will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the new charter for sports governance which will affect all organisations who are, or looking to be, recipients for public funding. The challenges of achieving organisational excellence and integrity across a number of other contentious matters such as safeguarding, inequality and doping will also feature as part of the plenary programme. Don’t miss out on this comprehensive insight into reinforcing sporting standards and preserving moral codes of conduct through good governance.