What is the Equality Act 2010?

The Equality Act 2010 provides a legislative framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all, to update, simplify and strengthen the previous legislation and to deliver a simple, modern and accessible framework of discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. The Equality Act 2010 can be found in full at the following link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents


How does it affect bowls in Scotland?

Bowls provides an opportunity to bring people together through sport as it is inclusive and provides accessibility to all sections of the community. Bowls Scotland will work with our member clubs to ensure:

  • Everyone who wants to play bowls has the opportunity to participate equally
  • Inequalities are identified and addressed
  • Barriers preventing participation are removed
  • Clubs are aware of the legal requirements for Equality

Bowls Scotland has produced the following guidance document for our clubs to help them understand the implications of the Act. Click here to download.

The above guidance document is also supported by an information sheet on equality and unification. Click here to download.

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