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Sport England & Tackling Inactivity

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Sport England have released their new 5-year strategy to combat inactivity. As well as continuing to support people who already play sport, there will be a much greater emphasis on groups who are typically much less active such as women, disabled people and those from lower-socio-economic backgrounds.

The strategy will help deliver against the five health, social and economic outcomes set out in the Government's Sporting Future strategy.

  • Sport England Towards An Active Nation Sport England Towards An Active Nation (PDF, 8.4 Mb)

    Sport England's vision is that everyone in England, regardless of age, background or ability, feels able to take part in sport or activity. Some might be fit and talented, but others won’t be so confident.
    In May 2016, Sport England launched its current strategy, which outlines how they will work to make sure everyone can experience the benefits of sport and physical activity.

  • Sporting Future Sporting Future (PDF, 1.2 Mb)

    The government’s sport strategy Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation. Through this strategy, government is redefining what success in sport means, with a new focus on five key outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development. In future, funding decisions will be made on the basis of the outcomes that sport and physical activity can deliver.

The Sport England Active Lives Survey is a new way of measuring sport and activity across England and replaces the Active People Survey.

  • Active Lives Children and Young People Survey - Attitudes Towards Sport and Physical Activity Active Lives Children and Young People Survey - Attitudes Towards Sport and Physical Activity (PDF, 3.1 Mb)

    This report presents data from the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey for the academic year 2017/18. Data is presented for children and young people in school Years 1-11 (ages 5-16) in England.
    Published March 2019 (Academic year 2017/18).

  • Active Lives Children Survey Academic Year 17/18 Active Lives Children Survey Academic Year 17/18 (PDF, 3.5 Mb)

    Sport England's Active Lives Surveys measure physical activity levels of people across England. The survey outlines activity levels of children and young people in school. The report was published December 2018.

  • Active Lives Adult May 17/18 Report Active Lives Adult May 17/18 Report (PDF, 2.4 Mb)

    Sport England's Active Lives Surveys measure physical activity levels of people across England. The survey outlines activity levels of adults, focusing on people aged 16 and above. Published October 2018.

  • Active Lives Survey Yr 1 Report Active Lives Survey Yr 1 Report (PDF, 902 Kb)

    Sport England's Active Lives Surveys measure the activity levels of people across England. The survey outline activity levels of adults, focusing on people aged 16 and above.

  • Active Lives Survey - Nov 16/17 report Active Lives Survey - Nov 16/17 report (PDF, 1.2 Mb)

    Sport England's Active Lives Surveys measure the activity levels of people across England. The survey outline activity levels of adults, focusing on people aged 16 and above. This survey was published in March 2018.

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