Racing Welfare – the leading provider of human welfare services for people working in racing – has added their support to British racing’s commitment to improving diversity and inclusion within the sport.
The commitment aims to formalise the sport’s approach to diversity and inclusion and builds on the extensive existing activity already taking place, including community engagement, education activity and charitable work.
This commitment follows the establishment of the Diversity in Racing Steering Group in 2017 and represents part of British racing’s Covid-19 recovery plan for British racing, which includes putting in place foundations for a longer-term sustainable recovery for the sport through engaging new and diverse audiences in all aspects of the racing industry.
Dawn Goodfellow, Chief Executive at Racing Welfare said: “As the second largest spectator sport in the UK, horseracing has a duty to ensure that we are fully inclusive and welcome each and every person equally into the sport. It goes without saying that Racing Welfare is fully supportive of this important industry commitment, and we would encourage other organisations within the industry to do the same.”
As part of the commitment, Racing Welfare will identify priorities around leadership and accountability, good governance, education and awareness raising, celebrating and supporting racing’s diversity, and engaging new audiences.
For further information about the industry commitment, please go to https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/participant-welfare/diversity-in-racing/