National Safeguarding Panel
The National Safeguarding Panel for Sport (NSP) is a new initiative designed to support NGBs to professionally manage child safeguarding complaints and concerns. It provides two key services:
(i) independent investigations and reviews into safeguarding complaints and concerns; and
(ii) independent arbitration in place of an NGB’s disciplinary or appeals panel.
The NSP works in tandem with NGB safeguarding systems and provides professional support in cases of significant complexity or seriousness, which present risks to children and young people or to the reputation of a sport.
The NSP is not intended to replace the need for NGBs to establish their own policies, procedures, and systems for dealing with child safeguarding complaints and concerns.