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Changes to Position of Trust Legislation - Podcast

Changes to Position of Trust Legislation - Podcast

Posted: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 12:00

The CPSU discuss the new legislation passed in England and Wales on the 28th June 2022 with the NSPCC. The new legislation makes it illegal for someone in a position of trust in sports and faith organisations to have a sexual relationship with someone aged 16-17 in their care. The extension to the positions...

Tags: Law, Legislation, Position of Trust., Safeguarding

Supporting Transgender Students in PE Workshop 🏳️‍⚧️🏃‍♂️

Supporting Transgender Students in PE Workshop 🏳️‍⚧️🏃‍♂️

Posted: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 12:25

Trans young people struggle to access sports and physical education for a number of reasons.

In this workshop, we will explore what it means to be transgender, the barriers faced in PE and sporting activities, and how you can best support trans students in your lessons and clubs so, they feel safe and...

Tags: PE, active, free, inclusive, partnership, sports, support, transgender, workshop

Just Over Half of Six-Year-Olds in Britain Meet Physical Activity Guidelines

Posted: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 10:42

Fifty-three percent of six-year-olds met the recommended daily guidelines for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in a study carried out pre-pandemic by researchers at the universities of Cambridge and Southampton.
Physical activity is beneficial for our physical and mental health, but activity levels...

Tags: Children And Young People, Insight, Physical Activity Guidelines

Gym Membership Fees - What's the 'Quitting Point' When it Comes to Price Increases?

Posted: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 17:58

Younger men at independent gyms are more likely than any other consumer group to accept increases in their membership fees, while older women at leisure centres are least accepting of price increases. The finding comes from new research by Leisure-net, which examined how sensitive customers are to price...

Tags: Cost Of Living, Insight, Leisure Management

Community Leisure UK: Crisis Point for Charitable Trusts in Imminent

Posted: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 15:37

Many Charitable Trusts across England, Wales and Scotland are reaching tipping points where the loss of essential activity and wellbeing programmes, and the closure of facilities, are becoming increasingly likely.

That's the verdict of a new set of landscape reports by Community Leisure UK. All three...

Tags: Community Leisure Uk, Culture, Energy, Finance, Insight, Leisure

BBC News Reports Concern about Swimming Pool Closures Across the Country

Posted: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 15:34

Freedom of Information requests to UK councils revealed 65 pools had closed, either temporarily or permanently, in the three years to March 2022.

Ukactive said a lack of staff, rising energy costs and chemical shortages had created a "perfect storm" for centres.

Greg Whyte, a board member at the organisation,...

Tags: Bbc News, Cost Of Living, Insight, Swimming Pool

Cycling UK: Cycling Levels Surge in England, as Cash-Strapped Consumers want to Drive Less and Cycle More

Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 16:10

New data analysed by Cycling UK shows that more people in England are turning to cycling as the impact of record fuel prices is felt

  • Compared to last year, cycling levels in England rose by 47% on weekdays and 27% on weekends in the five months to the end of July.
  • The rise has been simultaneous with the...

Tags: Cost Of Living, Cycling Uk, Fuel Crisis, Insight

Institute for Outdoor Learning Release Findings from Diversity and Inclusion Rsearch

Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 14:30

The Association of British Climbing Walls, the British Mountaineering Council, The Camping and Caravanning Club, the National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes, Mountain Training, the Outdoor Industries Association, Plas y Brenin and Ramblers agreed the commitments after conducting original research 'Your...

Tags: Diversity, Inclusion, Insight, Institute For Outdoor Learning, Research

Activity Alliances Adds Ten New Leisure Factsheets to their Resource Bank

Activity Alliances Adds Ten New Leisure Factsheets to their Resource Bank

Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 13:16

Activity Alliance has added ten new factsheets to their resource bank. They cover a range of top topics from developing inclusive strategies to workforce development and measuring impact. They support leaders in the leisure sector to strengthen their inclusion work and engage more disabled people.


Tags: Activity Alliance, Factsheets, Insight, Leisure, Resources

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Announce the Levelling Up Parks Fund

Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 12:37

People in towns and cities across the UK will benefit from over 100 new and improved green spaces on their doorstep through £9 million in government funding.

The Levelling Up Parks Fund will create new and improved parks in urban areas, helping communities to come together and enjoy the outdoors....

Tags: Dluphc, Insight, Open Spaces, Parks

National Sector Partners Group: How Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity can Help Improve the Health and Wellbeing of the Nation

Posted: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 12:15

It is the collective belief of the NSPG that there needs to be root and branch reform of the policy and operating landscape the sector currently exists within. At a strategic level this must encompass:

• Development of a strong and consistent evidence base on which to make well-informed decisions...

Tags: Health, Insight, Nspg, Potential, Wellbeing