NSPCC urges government to close loopholes in the law

Last updated: 13 Feb 2017 Topics: Working with our partners Safeguarding children Type: News article

The NSPCC calls on Government to act quickly to close 2 legal loopholes that leave the door open for children to be targeted in sport and beyond.

Update (17 Nov 2017): Government agrees to close loophole

The football abuse scandal has highlighted gaps in child protection that could make children vulnerable to being abused in sports settings, and in other children's clubs too.

The NSPCC’s #TrustToLead campaign aims to:

  • increase the number of children being protected by extending the position of trust law to cover sports coaches and more
  • extend the most stringent checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to cover more adults working with children

You can read more about the campaign and find out how to get involved on the NSPCC website.