A research library of key reports on the sports and physical activity sector from a variety of sources.
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017
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.
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.
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
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
All Party Parliamentary Commission
A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on 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...
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.
Thu, 09 May 2013
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.
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.
Building A Participation Legacy From The London 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games In Disadvantaged Areas
Sat, 09 Mar 2013
The Brunel research focused on learning what factors contributed to building the StreetGames participation legacy.
Mon, 10 Aug 2015
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
Fri, 14 Aug 2015
This consultation highlights ten themes that together capture the headline issues that DCMS want to address.
Sat, 14 Jan 2012
A new youth sport strategy.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013
This report presents the latest headline child estimates for the year up to and including March 2013.
Wed, 17 Jul 2019
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...
Sat, 13 Aug 2016
The Government's action plan to reduce England's rate of childhood obesity within the next ten years.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015
A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners.
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.
Tue, 22 Mar 2016
House Of Commons
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.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013
House Of Commons
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;...
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
House of Commons
The DCMS Select committee's enquiry into the social impact of participation in sport and culture resulted in a series of recommendations and conclusions, each of which is addressed below. These responses have been developed with input from government departments including the Department for Health and...
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
New research reveals that the majority of children's sports coaches are unqualified and underpaid.
Implementing Community Sport Policy: Understanding The Variety Of Voluntary Club Types And Their Attitudes To Policy
Wed, 31 Oct 2012
International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
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.
Tue, 10 Feb 2009
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.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012
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...
Sun, 09 Sep 2012
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...
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:
- The system is excessively complex, and lacks a clear, common purpose;
- Varying definitions of children and young people creates...
Sat, 26 Mar 2016
Sport England's strategy 2016-2021.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
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...
Thu, 14 Jan 2010
This child poverty strategy outlines Sport Wales' commitment to making a difference to children, young people and their families who live in poverty.
Sat, 24 Nov 2018
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...
More Than A Game: Harnessing The Power Of Sport To Transform The Lives Of Disadvantaged Young People
Mon, 09 May 2011
Sport Working Group
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...
Sun, 09 Oct 2011
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...
Mon, 24 Oct 2016
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.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017
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.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012
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...
Sun, 27 Apr 2014
The economic cost of physical inactivity in young people.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020
It is understood that those in lower income households have acutely felt the impact of the
pandemic and lockdown both economically and in terms of mental and physical wellbeing.
During April and May 2020, some 270 community organization that are based in the
most deprived areas of England and Wales, and...
Fri, 22 Sep 2017
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.
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.
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.