A research library of key reports on the sports and physical activity sector from a variety of sources.


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Developed by a range of experts from across the education, sport and leisure sectors, this report explores the challenges that primary schools face in delivering high quality swimming and water safety lessons. It also makes a series of recommendations on how to improve the situation.

Tackling Physical Inactivity - A Coordinated Approach

Thu, 10 Apr 2014

All Party Parliamentary Commission

This is the first of two reports from the All-Party Parliamentary Commission on Physical Activity, which was set up in 2013. It sets out the scale and scope of the problem, mapping out the specific areas in which need to be worked on for change.

A Report By The All-Party Parliamentary Group On A Fit And Healthy Childhood

Sat, 10 Sep 2016

All Party Parliamentary Commission

This report is a reflection of the work required to recognise the vital importance of physical education to health and to create the environment that will reverse the strong recent trend of reduced physical activity

Physical Activity In Early Childhood

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

All Party Parliamentary Commission

A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a fit and healthy childhood.

THE ROLE OF MARKETING IN PROMOTING A FIT AND HEALTHY CHILDHOOD

Sat, 10 Nov 2018

APPG - Fit & Healthy Childhood

Since 1975 worldwide obesity has tripled. World Health Organisation (WHO) figures show that in 2016 around 41 million children under the age of 5 and over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were with overweight or obesity: http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight...

Duty Of Care In Sport

Thu, 24 Aug 2017

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

An independent review led by Baroness Grey-Thompson into welfare and well-being in sport. It sets out a list of themes and recommendations that aim to look after people at the very heart of our sector – the people who take part and volunteer.

This paper describes levels of physical activity (PA), sedentary time and adherence to Chief Medical Officers PA guidelines among primary school-aged children across the UK using objective accelerometer-based measurements.

Physical Activity In The Early Years

Mon, 02 Nov 2015

British Heart Foundation, Loughborough University

The purpose of this evidence briefing is to provide an overview of the evidence relating to the early years (from birth to five years) and physical activity to help commissioners, policy makers and practitioners influence work in the field.

The Brunel research focused on learning what factors contributed to building the StreetGames participation legacy.

This document highlights 10 themes on which individuals and organisations are being invited to submit evidence over a 9-week period to help shape this new direction for sports policy

This consultation highlights ten themes that together capture the headline issues that DCMS want to address.

Creating A Sporting Habit for Life

Sat, 14 Jan 2012

DCMS

A new youth sport strategy.

This report presents the latest headline child estimates for the year up to and including March 2013.

This action plan is a statement of intent, setting out a joint commitment from the Department for Education (DfE), Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), to ongoing collaboration at national level to ensure that sport and physical activity...

Childhood Obesity: A Plan For Action

Sat, 13 Aug 2016

HM Government

The Government's action plan to reduce England's rate of childhood obesity within the next ten years.

A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners.

School Sport In England

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

House Of Commons

This Commons Library briefing paper provides more information on the policies outlined in the Coalition Government's approach to school sport and related and subsequent developments in the provision of PE and sport in schools.

This report was prepared by a Working Group of the All-Party Group. It is a reflection of the work required to recognise the vital importance of physical education to health and to create the environment that will reverse the strong recent trend of reduced physical activity.

The Education Select Committee held an inquiry into school sport following London 2012, in advance of the first anniversary of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The report investigated the following: the impact and effectiveness of current Government policy and expenditure on increasing sport in schools;...

New research reveals that the majority of children's sports coaches are unqualified and underpaid.

This article will evaluate the role of sports clubs in delivering national community sport policy, particularly in relation to increasing participation in sport and reducing the proportion of young people dropping out of sport.

The Laureus Sport For Good Foundation assesses the economic value of three sports projects aimed at tackling gang violence and youth crime in the UK. Each project is using sport to reach out to and engage young people at different stages along the criminal pathway.

Just a few generations ago, physical activity was an integral part of daily life. In the name of progress, we've now chipped away at it so thoroughly that physical inactivity actually seems normal. The economic costs are unacceptable, the human costs are unforgiveable. Designed to Move is a framework...

This report is based on evidence from inspections of physical education between September 2008 and July 2012.Ofsted visited 120 primary schools, 110 secondary schools and seven special schools. It recommends actions for schools and the Department for Education to secure further improvement in the quality...

Why are We Failing our Children

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Sport and Recreation Alliance

We conducted research to reflect how the existing sport and recreation system for children and young people has operated in the recent political landscape and have concluded that:

  1. The system is excessively complex, and lacks a clear, common purpose;
  2. Varying definitions of children and young people creates...

Towards An Active Nation

Sat, 26 Mar 2016

Sport England

Sport England's strategy 2016-2021.

Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

Fri, 07 Dec 2018

Sport England

Welcome to the first Active Lives Children and Young People Survey report summarising the activity levels of children and young people (aged 5-16) in England from September 2017 to July 2018. Given that attitudes towards sport and physical activity are often shaped by experiences in childhood, we have...

Child Poverty Strategy

Thu, 14 Jan 2010

Sport Wales

This child poverty strategy outlines Sport Wales' commitment to making a difference to children, young people and their families who live in poverty.

The Vision for Sport in Wales is clear: To have An Active Nation Where Everyone Can Have Lifelong Enjoyment of Sport. Our mission: To Unleash the Benefits of Sport for Everyone. The School Sport Survey evaluates the activity of sport in young people, understanding their enjoyment of sport, and informs...

This report set out to establish how sport can produce the best results for young people living in Britain's most deprived areas. Produced prior to London 2012, the research highlights the distinction between sport for its own sake and sport as a vehicle for improving the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable...

Sported sought to find a sector-wide method of demonstrating the relationship between sport and social benefits. At the outset the organisation wanted to understand the impact of the Sport for Development sector and the cost saving being made to society. The outcome is a sophisticated IT system which...

Bridging The Gap

Mon, 24 Oct 2016

Sported

The Bridging the Gap project was undertaken to look at how to best support community organisations using sport and physical activity to change the lives of young people in some of England's most deprived communities.

The Doorstep Sport Club (DSC) Programme investigated the issue of inactivity in deprived and underfunded areas across the United Kingdom, offering immediate and long-term solutions.

The Inactive Time Bomb (Summary)

Tue, 09 Oct 2012

Street Games

Street Games' press release refers to the details of its report produced in 2012, 'The Inactive Time Bomb'. This short document illustrates the scale of the physical inactivity problem with a number of statistics taken from the main report. It also includes a number of testimonials from key figures in...

The Inactivity Time Bomb

Sun, 27 Apr 2014

Street Games

The economic cost of physical inactivity in young people.

A Lifetime Of Swimming For Every Child

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Swim Ireland

A joint response (Swim Ireland and Ireland Active) on a National Swimming Strategy as part of the National Sports Policy Framework Public Consultation Paper submitted to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Sport For All: Play For Life

Tue, 10 Nov 2015

The Aspen Institute

An American document by The Aspen Institute where they envision an America in which all children have the opportunity to be active through sports.

A Games Legacy For Scotland

Mon, 23 Mar 2009

The Scottish Government

Initial plans for building a lasting and positive legacy from Glasgow 2014 and other major events, such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Ryder Cup in 2014.

The Future of School And Community Sport

Thu, 26 Sep 2013

The Smith Institute

This publication brings together the views of a highly respected group of people with expertise gained from years of experience in researching, organising, planning and delivering sport and physical activity.

The review follows the Duty of Care in Sport report (April, 2017) led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, DL which sets out clear recommendations that aim to look after the people at the very heart of the sector – the people who take part and volunteer.

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