Sport and Recreation Alliance Statement: Safeguarding and protecting children

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“This is a very serious issue and one that needs to be investigated properly so that lessons can be learned from what has happened in the past.

We will continue to work with our members in creating a culture of safeguarding. A lot of progress has been made in the sector and NGBs are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children in sport. For example, many work closely with the Child Protection in Sport Unit, part of the NSPCC, to develop robust policies and procedures that work to protect children.

The importance of creating a culture of safeguarding is also supported by the recent launch of UK Sports Governance Code which makes explicit reference to safeguarding and the importance of it.

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