Equality, Ethics & Policies
As the Scottish Governing Body for the sport of Coarse Angling in Scotland, the SFCA actively promotes and supports the ethical organisation, running and delivery of coarse angling.
We do this through our commitment to ensure that the following core values underpin everything we do and that they are enshrined in our Policies, Procedures and Practice :
To effectively govern the sport of coarse angling in Scotland the SFCA has developed a comprehensive library of publications, policies and plans in line with best practice and legal and moral obligations. All of these are published here on this website and members are actively encouraged to raise questions or provide feedback to help to ensure they remain current and fit for purpose.
Equality in Angling
The SFCA is fully committed to equality in angling, the principles of equality of opportunity and to ensuring that no member, volunteer, coach, employee or job applicant of the SFCA, receives less favourable treatment and also ensures an equal opportunity to participate in the sport of coarse angling at all levels and in all roles.
SFCA Corporate Plans & Policies
The SFCA has a number of corporate policies and plans, covering the Business Plan, Corporate Governance, Finance and Data Protection, amongst others. These policies can all be found in this section.
Ensuring Equality of Opportunity exists for anyone who wishes to participate in coarse angling in Scotland in whatever capacity is a key objective of the SFCA
SFCA Equality policy with Equality Act (PDF)
Equality and Code of Conduct
The SFCA publishes standards by which it expects all of its Office Bearers, Coaches, Volunteers, Clubs and Members to conduct themselves. This is issued to all new members.
SFCA Equality and Code of Conduct (PDF)
Human Resources Handbook
Like any other organisation that employs individuals, be they paid or volunteer staff, the SFCA needs a Human Resources Handbook.
SFCA Human Resources Handbook (PDF)
Discipline Policy and Procedures
The SFCA Discipline Policy and Procedures underpin the discipline section in the HR Handbook and provide guidance for dealing with all disciplinary issues and detailed procedures covering the end to end process for those involved. They can be found at
SFCA Discipline Policy and Procedures (PDF)
Conflict of Interest Policy
The SFCA has a duty to its members and the wider angling public to ensure that all of its Office Bearers are acting in the best interests of coarse angling in Scotland and not for their own gains.
SFCA Conflict of Interests Policy (PDF)
Bribery & Corruption (Bribery Act 2010)
The SFCA has a duty to its members and the wider angling public to ensure that all of its Office Bearers and volunteers acting on behalf of coarse angling in Scotland are doing so lawfully and in the best interests of the sport. While the SFCA is not a commercial organisation and the risk of an act of Bribery being committed by a member of the voluntary staff is extremely small, it is vital that Clubs, Office Bearers and Volunteers are aware of the legislation and in particular the new Act which can be found by click the link below:
Bribery Act 2010
Sports Scotland Provide a collection of resources on the Ethics and Equity in Sport.
SportScotland Ethics & Equity (New Window)