A RESPONSE TO THE WHYTE REVIEW
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 ...