Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

At British Wheelchair Basketball we believe that inclusion, diversity, equality and accessibility sit at the heart of everything that we do. It shapes our culture, our beliefs and our values. We believe that fostering an inclusive, diverse, fair and accessible sport is not only the right thing to do, but that it helps up shape a better society.

Our Diversity Action Plan is not a tickbox exercise, but it is our public commitment to everyone who is involved in our sport and our organisation. We want to ensure that wheelchair basketball is a sport for all, no matter who you are or where you come from. We want to bring disabled and non-disabled people together to enjoy wheelchair basketball in a safe, accessible and welcoming environment.

This plan outlines our strategies and initiatives that we will deliver to create an inclusive culture right across the sport.

Jules Parke-Robinson
Chair of the Board of Directors
Our promise to our sport Participation: Wheelchair basketball is an inclusive sport open for all to play. We are committed to removing barriers to participation and GB pathway progression, by working with local communities and partners to ensure that everyone is welcomed and supported in their pursuit of activity. We will specifically work to identify and address the inequalities evident in the sport and put in place 'Equality Impact Assessments' for all British Wheelchair Basketball activity. We will monitor the success of our interventions and activities through participation data analysis, evaluation, and consultative feedback. Education and Training: We believe in the power of learning, to better enable ourselves, our clubs, and participants to benefit from the many educational and training opportunities which will support our sport to embed strong inclusivity, equality and diversity practices. We have an education programme which is compulsory for all NGB staff to ensure that informed choices and decisions are always made in respect of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. For our clubs and participants, we deliver an education, training and workshop calendar which offers development opportunities from understanding unconscious bias to recognising inequality. Representation: Through the representation of our sport in the media, digital platforms, and communication activities, we promise to always project positive and inclusive images/ stories of wheelchair basketball and its participants. We will address and challenge inequality in representation through working with media and sporting partners to ensure that appropriate content and positioning are always adopted. Leadership: We are committed to building a world-class national governing body, which can only be achieved if our governance practices support our fundamental belief that wheelchair basketball is a sport open to all. We recognise that there is still so much we can do to improve the diversity in our sport, and we continue to reflect, discuss, and challenge ourselves on what we must do better. In order to do this, we have produced a Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which seeks to improve equality, diversity and inclusion, both within the BWB workforce and sanctioned activity, and to enhance the sense of belonging for participants
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