Duty of care in sport

Last updated: 01 Dec 2014 Topics: Duty of care

It's widely accepted that, in relation to children and young people, sports organisations have a duty of care.

The purpose of this briefing paper is to clarify what that duty entails, and to provide some guidance as to what steps can be taken in order to demonstrate that this duty is being met.

Related information

In 2016, the Sport Duty of Care Working Group was in the process of leading a review into the duty of care that sport has towards participants – see our Sport Duty of Care Review news story for the latest details.

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