Preventing abuse in positions of trust in sport and activity

Last updated: 02 Jan 2024 Topics: Inappropriate or concerning behaviour

We have developed briefing papers that define abuse of positions of trust within the sport (PDF) and dance (PDF) contexts. The briefings also outline the updated legislation which was passed in response to the NSPCC's Close the Loophole campaign.

These briefings discuss the positive impact that those in a position of trust can have on young people and highlight recommended best practice.

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
Published: 2022

What's covered?

Each briefing covers: 

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


Download the briefings here: