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    Latest Activity Figures o Children and Young People Published

    London Sport
    Children’s activity levels are on the rise, according to Sport England’s second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey. The report, covering the academic year 2018/19, showed an increase of 3.6% in the number of children in England doing an average of 60 minutes or more of physical activity a day. That means that 46.8% of the nation’s children and young people are meeting the recommended level, with the increase driven by ...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Sporting Future: Second Annual Report

    London Sport
    Sporting Future set out a new government vision to redefine what success looks like in sport by concentrating on five key outcomes - physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development. The second annual report on the strategy sets out the progress that has been made in the past year, and focuses on ten key themes and areas of progress: Cross-government working Cha...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Sources of Resilience and their Moderating Relationships with Harms from Adverse Childhood Experiences

    London Sport
    Taking part in sport protects children who are abused or neglected from developing mental health problems in later life, according to this major public health study. People who had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) but regularly played sports as children were less likely to have a mental illness as an adult. People who had traumatic childhoods were also more likely to be mentally healthy if they took part in sport as adults. in fact,...
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    Case Study - Getting Female Students Active

    London Sport
    There is a significant gender gap in the participation rates of Higher Education students. Women in Sport partnered up with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) to share insights into how to engage inactive female students within universities. Student Activators focused on engaging students and collating feedback to understand the barriers the 'less sporty' students face when participating in sport and physical activity. The...
  • Created 3 years ago

    The Positive Impact of Disability Tennis

    London Sport
    The purpose of the Tennis Foundation Disability Development strategy is to inspire and engage disabled people to become involved in tennis, and to provide opportunities at both a recreational and competitive level. This research was undertaken to understand the health and social benefits of playing tennis for disabled people, explore drivers and barriers and provide recommendations on how to build the programme.
  • Created 3 years ago

    Everybody Active, Every Day: What Works - The Evidence

    London Sport
    As part of Public Health England's Everybody Active, Every Day framework, a long term vision has been identified. To support this, a number of resources are being created and updated. What Works - The Evidence  sets out an evidence base of what works to get people active at a population scale. It highlights five steps for local areas to support change.1. Teach every child to have and enjoy the skills to be active every day. 2. Create sa...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Amputee Sport and Physical Activity Survey 2016

    London Sport
    LimbPower conducted a survey into amputees and people with limb impairments participation in sport and physical activity. The report highlights some key findings about current trends and demand. They include:- Nearly 8 in 10 people surveyed (78%) have taken part in some form of exercise, physical activity or sport in the last 12 months. - The most popular current sports and activities are swimming, walking, cycling, going to the gym and...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Active Lives Survey 2015-16 - Year 1 Report

    London Sport
    An important part of Sport England's new approach is to build work around individuals, which means an increased need for understanding what people do and what they enjoy. The Active Lives survey provides reliable insight into the physical activity habits of the nation. It is broader than the previous Active People Survey, and includes walking, cycling for travel and dance in addition to sporting and fitness activities, and looks at patt...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Mapping Disability: Engaging Disabled People

    London Sport
    It can be challenging to engage with diverse communities with a range of needs. As such, this guide supports organisers of community sport to communicate and engage more effectively with audiences that include disabled people. It contains hints and suggestions on how to motivate disabled people and reassure them that their needs will be met. However, it is important to remember that everybody is different and no single approach will wor...
  • Created 3 years ago

    A Review of the Social Impacts of Culture and Sport

    London Sport
    This report reviews the evidence base on the social impacts of sport and culture, focusing on improved health, reduced crime, increased social capital and improved education outcomes. Key findings for sport include: - Sport prevents or reduces physical and mental health problems, subsequently saving on health care costs, and these benefits are particularly important for older people - Sport improves pro-social behaviour and reduces cr...