The personality of an organisation or ‘the way we do things around here’. It guides how a club or organisation operates, and in turn, how its members normally behave.


Generally defined as a condition which may restrict a person’s mental, sensory or mobility functions to undertake or perform a task in the same way as a person who does not have a disability.

Direct and indirect discrimination

Direct discrimination occurs if a person treats someone unfavourably because of a personal characteristic protected by law (such as race, gender, disability). Indirect discrimination occurs where a requirement, condition or practice is imposed that, on the face of it applies equally to all, but in practice can only be met by certain advantaged people.


The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique and recognising our individual differences.


Being equal, especially in status, rights or opportunities.


International Mixed Ability Sports


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender.

Migrant/refugee/asylum seeker

A migrant is someone who leaves their country of origin voluntarily to seek a better life for a range or personal and economic reasons. The UN definition of a refugee is a person who is ‘outside their home country because they have suffered (or feared) persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or because they are a member of a persecuted social category of persons, or because they are fleeing a war’. An asylum seeker is a person who has sought protection as a refugee, but whose claim for refugee status has not yet been assessed.


Scottish Disability Sport.

Social inclusion

Ensuring and promoting the ability of everyone to participate as valued, respected and contributing members of society.