Duty of Care in Sport Report Published

Duty of Care in Sport Report Published

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have today published their Duty of Care report which was led by one of Britain's greatest Paralympic athletes, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

The independent report is a result of a year-long review into the Duty of Care sport has towards its participants and has been published as part of the Sporting Future strategy, set out by British sport.

Recently, concerns have been raised that British sport may have neglected their Duty of Care commitments as well as the recent media reports on medical practices, bullying allegations, head injuries in sport and the child sex abuse allegations in football.

Liz Nicholl, CEO of UK Sport, said: "We welcome Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson's Duty of Care report and recommendations for improving the welfare and duty of care for all those engaged in sport. We will consider the specific recommendations relating to high performance sport very carefully and reflect in due course how we can take these forward alongside work already being undertaken by UK Sport to help sports create a positive environment and culture to enable athletes and support personnel to perform at their best."

The Duty of Care in Sport report can be accessed via the related links tab on the right-hand side.

Sport Resolutions is proud to present our third Annual Conference in association with Winston & Strawn LLP. The ground-breaking Annual Conference is due to return on the 4th of May 2017, and brings together sport and law professionals to debate the big issues that create conflict and disputes in sport.

Session 1 will examine the background leading up to the Duty of Care review and will explore the findings of the wide ranging consultation process conducted by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. To reserve your seat today, click here.

Photo by Caroline Granycome from Bishops Stortford, UK [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons