For a long time, sports organisations clubs, teams and governing bodies have not been heavily regulated when it comes to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
Non-Recent Historic Abuse Non-recent historic abuse refers to one of 3 situations: An adult making an allegation of abuse when they were under 18 years of age, that occurred at least 1 year before it was reported A child making an allegation of abuse that occurred at least 1 year before it was reported Someone reports an allegation, on behalf of someone else, relating to an offence committed over a year ago.
How do I protect children in my care? For example, coaching elite junior or vulnerable athletes does not mean safeguarding takes second place to achieving sporting success.
One way to do this is for an individual on the board or management committee to be nominated to be responsible for safeguarding.
Regrettably, the recent disclosures demonstrate that, for some sports organisations, safeguarding simply has not been as important as it should have been. Inquiries may be carried out jointly with the police.
Find out more Preventing abuse in positions of trust How to recognise, respond to and prevent abuse from people in a position of authority such as teachers, care workers and doctors.