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Quinquennial Review of Sport England: Stage One

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The Modernising Government White Paper set out the Government’s commitment to achieve better public services that are of higher quality, and are more responsive to meeting the needs of the people who use them. The services and functions provided by Executive Agencies and executive Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) are at the heart of this programme of continuous improvement. Government Departments are required to review Agencies and executive NDPBs so that they deliver better services to the public, are easily accessible and simple to use. Agency and NDPB Quinquennial reviews are based on five principles: challenge; compare; consult; compete; and collaborate. Sport England is one of eleven NDPBs sponsored by DCMS identified for the 2000/01 rolling programme of quinquennial reviews, which will ensure each NDPB is reviewed every five years.

The Quinquennial Review considers the role of Sport England, the importance of this role to Government and the public, and the best way of fulfilling this role. It is particularly timely as:

  • Sport was riding high on the success of the Sydney Olympics
  • The Government has identified the importance of sport to the people through its strategy for sport – A Sporting Future for All. This strategy has been developed into a challenging action plan that will demand new partnerships and new ways of working in sport.
  • The Cunningham Review of the funding for world class athletes will help to clarify the respective roles of Sport England and UK Sport in providing a pathway to the highest level for all those with the ability and desire to attain it.
  • Regional Government provides new opportunities for sport to contribute to the development of communities and to make a real difference to people’s lives
  • There is a growing recognition of the social and economic impact of sport

Of all the organisations that have an interest in sport, Sport England is unique in having the development of sport as its primary objective. Sport’s voluntary sector, including the national governing bodies, is also unique in having as its primary function the delivery of sport development. Sport England has contributed significantly to the current success story of sport and over the last five years has developed the Lottery strategy, invested in community developments, established the World Class Programme, brought more opportunities for sport into schools, and developed new alliances for increasing social inclusion. And the case for public support for sport is continuing to be proved, bringing with it a range of important benefits to individuals and to the community.



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