British Blind Sport Governance Statement

BBS aspires to be Inspiring, Supportive, Knowledgeable, Collaborative and Respectful in all that we do.

We have a clear focus and conduct ourselves responsibly and with integrity.

With the wants and needs of VI people at the core of all we do.

British Blind Sport is the leading national disability sports organisation representing blind and partially sighted people living in the UK.  Our mission is to achieve a visible difference through sport for both children and adults living with sight loss by providing opportunities for them and their families to participate in sport and recreational activities from grassroots to elite level.

British Blind Sport Board of Trustees

British Blind Sport is a charity and a limited company that is governed by a Board of Trustees who support the organisation in a voluntary capacity.  The board consists of up to 9 individuals who bring a range of skills and experience in supporting the organisation with governance decisions and maintaining effective strategic direction.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the charity and ensuring it performs well.

British Blind Sport Trustees accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the organisation, ensuring it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the outcomes for which it was set up.

To find out more about the members of our Board of Trustees, please click here to link to the Trustees page.

An annual review of Board members is undertaken to ensure that the Board is made up of individuals with the right balance of skills and experience to meet the needs of the organisation. Currently there is a good mix of skills and gender and the Board members are reflective of our key stakeholders. The Board skills currently includes marketing, finance, commercial and legal services, human resources, information technology, VI participation and sport specialisms. During 2019 we under took an independent review, please follow link to the findings.

Link to board Evaluation Governance Review 2019

Articles of Association

The organisation is governed by our Articles of Association and they can be downloaded here.

British Blind Sport undertook a review of its Articles of Association in 2019 to ensure the organisation complies with the new Governance Code for Sport and to take account of the findings of our independent Governance Review.

British Blind Sport’s governance is supported by a range of organisational policies and procedures. Key policies can be found by clicking here.

Sub Committees.

The charity operates eight sub committees that support the main Board. These Sub-Committees are:

  • Classification
  • Diversity
  • Finance and Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Governance and Strategic planning
  • Membership
  • Nominations
  • Safeguarding

The terms of reference for the sub committees can be found here.