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Strengthening safeguarding and welfare across sport

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Sport England, along with UK Sport, have committed action across five areas which are designed to support improved safeguarding and wellbeing for everyone involved in sport. 

In total, they’ve made 19 commitments that span the areas of coaching and workforce support, performance athlete support, good governance, dispute resolution and creating safer environments for participants.

These commitments include:

  • The continued development of the Safeguarding Case Management Programme to help organisations access expert support in relation to safeguarding
  • Sport Integrity, the independent disclosure and investigations service, becoming mandatory for all UK Sport funded sports
  • The funding of a national network of welfare officers to promote good practice and safe sport at a local level.

These commitments have been developed based on learnings and insight from the Whyte Review, the independent report which was co-commissioned by Sport England and UK Sport in 2020 following allegations of abuse and mistreatment in the sport of gymnastics.