From Sport England:
Safeguarding in sport has been in the spotlight in recent weeks, following the publication of the Sheldon Report and Interim Report from the Whyte Review, which was jointly commissioned by us and UK Sport to examine issues facing gymnastics.
We believe everyone involved in sport should feel they can take part in a safe, positive and trusted environment, and this is especially important when it comes to our children and young people.
Although the vast majority of sports and activities do create safe, positive and enjoyable experiences and safeguarding issues are relatively rare, when they do occur they can have a long-term and devastating impact on people’s lives. That’s why it’s a priority area for us, as set out in our new strategy, Uniting the Movement.