Lincolnshire Sport & Physical Activity Awards

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About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

Our Work

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

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Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Inclusive Language Guide

A guide to support you to utilise language in verbal and written communication that makes everyone feel valued.

As part of our commitment to championing Equality and Diversity, we have created an inclusive language guide to promote and encourage best practice in this area. The guide is intended to support the Sport & Physical Activity sector to communicate using language that is respectful of diversity and makes people feel valued and included.

The Guide gives suggested terms that it is best practice to use in the first instance. These terms are grouped under the protected characteristics in line with the Equality Act 2010; Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Race, Religion and belief, Pregnancy and maternity, Sex, Sexual Orientation. The guide also includes a section on why inclusive language is important and advice if you get it wrong.

Inclusive language is a powerful tool for fostering inclusivity, respect and understanding. By consciously choosing our words and being mindful of the impact they have on others, we contribute to a more equitable and inclusive society. Inclusive language is a way of using language that avoids biases, stereotypes and discrimination.

This document is designed to be used as an initial point of guidance; we recognise the importance of adapting language to individual preferences and context.

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Inclusive Language Guide

We will review this document at regular intervals. If you have any feedback or suggestions please get in touch with us

This guide has been produced by Active Lincolnshire and is supported and endorsed by:
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