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A Response To The Whyte Review

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

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:

  1. Coaching/Workforce Support

  2. Performance Athlete Support

  3. Good Governance

  4. Dispute Resolution

  5. 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 ...


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