Preventing abuse in positions of trust in sport and activity


We have developed two briefing paper that define abuse of positions of trust within a sports and dance context, and outlines the updated legislation passed in response to the success of NSPCC’s Close the loophole campaign.

These papers discuss the positive impact that those in position of trust can have on young people, and highlights recommended best practice for sports clubs, activities and organisations.

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
Published: 2022

What’s covered?

Each paper has been written with the intended audience in mind across sport and dance.

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

Click here for the briefing papers.