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


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Youth Sport Trust Strategic Plan 2013-2018

Thu, 14 Jan 2016

Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust's Strategic Plan sets the direction and priorities for the organisation over the five year period 2013-2018.

This report sets out the findings from the inaugural Youth Sport Trust National PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Survey carried out over a six week period in June and July 2014.

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...

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

Towards An Active Nation

Sat, 26 Mar 2016

Sport England

Sport England's strategy 2016-2021.

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...

The Inactivity Time Bomb

Sun, 27 Apr 2014

Street Games

The economic cost of physical inactivity in young people.

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 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 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.

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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;...

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...

Primary School Physical Literacy Framework

Fri, 27 Dec 2013

Youth Sport Trust

A document to support primary schools to develop the physical literacy of all their pupils.

This press release from the WHO draws attention to changing perceptions of what is viewed as normal with regards to the levels of obesity across Europe. Using the various country reports, it refers on evidence from the country reports produced to generate awareness of the 'obesity epidemic' infecting...

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.

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.

PE Provision In Secondary Schools 2018

Sun, 18 Feb 2018

Youth Sport Trust

Time on the curriculum for Physical Education is being squeezed, new research from the Youth Sport Trust shows based on responses from teachers at 487 English secondary schools.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Health, Social Care And Lifestyles

Sat, 09 Jun 2012

University College London

The Health Survey for England (HSE) is part of a programme of surveys commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. Children aged 13-15 were interviewed themselves, and parents of children aged 0-12 were asked about their children, with the interview including questions on general health...

Girls Active Interim Summary

Sun, 02 Dec 2018

Youth Sport Trust

The research involved 5,454 boys and girls aged 7 to 11-years-old across England. It shows that even in primary school, almost twice as many girls as boys report that a lack of confidence stops them being active in school.

The YST survey aims to identify the barriers that prevent primary-aged children...

Generation Inactive

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

UK Active

An analysis of the UK's childhood inactivity epidemic and tangible solutions to get children moving

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.

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...

Creating A Sporting Habit for Life

Sat, 14 Jan 2012

DCMS

A new youth sport strategy.

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.

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.

Changing The Game For Girls

Sun, 09 Jan 2011

Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation

This report presents new research that offers us the opportunity to begin to understand the causes of low levels of physical activity among girls. It explores the views of girls and boys about physical activity, sport and PE, and the influence of schools, friends and families.

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

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.

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...

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