Review of duty of care in sport highlights safeguarding issues

An independent report looking at the duty of care that sports have towards their participants has highlighted safeguarding children and young people as one of the priority areas for action. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s report looked into what can be done to protect children and young people involved in sports, and made a series of recommendations. These include recommending that sports collect data about safeguarding issues in a standardised way; the government review the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to include sports coaches under the ‘Position of Trust’ definition; and government introduce a ‘Duty to Report’ in all sports organisations.

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