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  • Writer's pictureEddie Prentice

A Response To The Whyte Review

Updated: Feb 14

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 ...

UK Sport and Sport England’s Policy Response to the Whyte Review

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