Advice to local and grassroots groups on s22 of the GRA

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Dear Scottish Sports Council,

Please provide copies of any guidance or other resources that sportscotland has published on how grassroots and amateur sports clubs and associations should approach transgender inclusion. Please provide copies of advice provided to such groups and associations regarding their responsibilities in relation to Section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

Yours faithfully,

L Mackenzie

FOI, Scottish Sports Council

Good afternoon,

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request, dated Friday
17 June 2022.

sportscotland will respond on or before Friday 15 July 2022.

Kind regards

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Andrew Shaw | Legal Officer | sportscotland
Doges | Templeton on the Green | 62 Templeton Street | Glasgow | G40 1DA

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FOI, Scottish Sports Council

Good afternoon,

 

Sportscotland received your FOI request and has provided a response,
detailed below:-

 

Please provide copies of any guidance or other resources that
sportscotland has published on how grassroots and amateur sports clubs and
associations should approach transgender inclusion. Please provide copies
of advice provided to such groups and associations regarding their
responsibilities in relation to Section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act
2004.

 

Some of this information is otherwise accessible and therefore is exempt
from disclosure in accordance with sections 25(1) and 25(3)(a)(i) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  Sportscotland is therefore
refusing to respond to part of the request, in accordance with section
16(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 

 

In our duty to advise and assist however, for ease, sportscotland has
provided the links below:-

 

• Sports Council Equality Group website – documents relating to the
September, 2021 guidance -
[1]https://equalityinsport.org/resources/in... . Please note that
sportscotland holds previous guidance from 2015, but this information
is not currently published.
• Sportscotland website - information on gender reassignment

◦ [2]https://sportscotland.org.uk/equality-di...
◦ [3]https://sportscotland.org.uk/about-us/eq...

• Sportscotland website – please use the search bar to search for key
terms (e.g. transgender) and further information will be provided.

 

For information, sportscotland does not have a stand alone policy on
transgender provision within facilities. The guidance we provide is about
ensuring facilities are inclusive and where facility providers may have
specific concerns, they have access to a network of partners with
expertise as well as resources to provide the relevant and appropriate
guidance at a local level.

 

Finally, sportscotland has not produced specific advice relating to
section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 for clubs and associations
regarding transgender inclusion in sport.  Therefore, sportscotland does
not hold this information, in accordance with section 17(1) of the Freedom
of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (information not held).

 

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Address: Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes
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Email: [6][email address]

Telephone: 01334 464610

 

Kind regards,

 

Jennifer

 

Jennifer Edmonstone | Senior Legal Officer | sportscotland
Doges | Templeton on the Green | 62 Templeton Street | Glasgow | G40 1DA

t: 0141 534 1175| m: 07817 288 763
w: [7]www.sportscotland.org.uk

 

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