27th January 2023
Active Partnerships support the strengthening of welfare and safeguarding across sport

We, alongside other Active Partnerships welcome our role in helping implement the commitments made by UK Sport and Sport England to support improved safeguarding and wellbeing for everyone involved in sport.

In total, 19 commitments have been made 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.

The full list is available to read on the Whyte Review section of Sport England's website.

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

Read the full article here.