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.
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.
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