Sport England and UK Sport have committed to strengthening safeguarding and welfare
In light of the findings of the Whyte Review, Sport England and UK Sport have published a policy response which commits to a strengthening of safeguarding and welfare for everyone involved in sport.
Five areas of support have been highlighted:
Performance Athlete Support
Safer environments for participants/ensuring they have a voice
Today is a positive step forward, but there is a huge amount of work still to be done to ensure all sport is consistently safe, welcoming and inclusive for all - Sport England & UK Sport
There are 19 commitments across these five areas with a few highlight areas from our point of view:
The decision to develop a national registration scheme for sports coaches which will include what qualifications they have completed and their suitability to work in certain roles;
The funding of a national network of welfare officers to promote good practice and safe sport at local level;
The continued development of the Safeguarding Case Management Programme.
Read the full policy response ...