Cricket Scotland has launched its Equality Action Plan (EAP) detailing the progress that the organisation aims to make over the next two years.
Cricket Scotland is committed to building on the progress already made in the last few years and have identified key areas for action: Women and Girls, Ethnically Diverse Communities and Disability.
“We have ambitious plans underpinned by a commitment throughout the organisation to progress becoming a more inclusive, diverse organisation and to be able to welcome any person no matter their age or protected characteristics to join us and gain the enjoyment and health benefits of being part of our cricket family,” said Cricket Scotland President Sue Strachan.
“In order to be truly inclusive, we feel the time is right to not only consider the profile of our present members but also to reach out into communities such as the Ethnically Diverse, Disability and LGBTQi communities to learn from them how we might be more welcoming.
“To do that, we plan to embark on significant engagement projects by working with members of each community in a structured manner. The output of these projects will be used to inform our future actions. We understand that we may need to seek expertise from outside of Cricket Scotland to enable us to do this work effectively and we are prepared to reach out for knowledge and expertise wherever and whenever it is required.”
We’ll be providing regular updates here as we appoint the expertise to assist us through this process and ask for your experiences.
You can read the Equality Action Plan in full here.