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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): National Plan for Sport and Recreation

National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee
National Plan for Sport and Recreation

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Start times: 3.30pm (private) 3.30pm (public)

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Committee explores the effectiveness of safeguarding in sport

The House of Lords Select Committee on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation will take evidence on safeguarding in sport as it explores whether enough is done to protect children and adults from abuse and exploitation. 

Meeting details

At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry National Plan for Sport and Recreation
Ambassador at Offside Trust
Director, Centre for Child Protection & Safeguarding in Sport at Edge Hill University
Safeguarding Adults in Sport Manager at Ann Craft Trust

Areas of discussion

  • The Government’s track record in recent years in strengthening safeguarding in sport at both the grassroots and elite level.  
  • Whether current laws are sufficient to protect both children and adults who may be at risk in sport and recreation settings. 
  • Whether sport governing bodies take the issue seriously enough and how they can be held to account if they fail to do so.  
  • The possible benefits and difficulties of a register of coaches and who should be responsible for maintaining it.  
  • The different risks faced by athletes at elite and grassroots levels and whether different approaches to safeguarding and Duty of Care are required.

Further information

You can follow the Committee on Twitter @HLSportandRec


Virtual meeting (webcast)