Duty of care in sport

Last updated: 18 Jun 2020 Topics: Duty of care

This briefing on Duty of Care (PDF) clarifies what that duty entails for sports organisations, and provides some guidance as to what steps can be taken in order to demonstrate that this duty is being met. 

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)
Published: 2020


  • Introduction
  • The definition of Duty of Care
  • Duty of Care and Children and young people in a club or sports activity
  • Reasonable measures across the Home Nations
  • Further information
Download the briefing (PDF)

Related information

In 2017, the Sport Duty of Care Working Group published a review into the duty of care that sport has towards participants. You can see the results of that review and the full report here