Preventing abuse of positions of trust within sport

Last updated: 18 May 2022 Topics: Inappropriate or concerning behaviour

This guidance defines abuse of positions of trust within a sports context, and outlines the updated legislation passed in response to the success NSPCC's Close the loophole campaign.

The paper discusses the positive impact that those in position of trust can have on young people, and highlights recommended best practice for sports clubs, activities and organisations.

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
Published: 2022

What's covered?

  • introduction
  • what is a position of trust?
  • what does the law say?
  • what can sports organisations do?
  • dealing with a concern about a possible abuse of trust
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