30 May Response to Duty of Care Review: Call for Evidence
We are excited to share our response the recent Duty of Care Review call for evidence. This comprehensive document outlines recommendations for research and policy that provide a holistic approach to athlete wellbeing. Here, we have highlighted the potential roles and responsibilities of sport clubs and teams, higher / further education, governing bodies, sports funding bodies, agents and talent management, athletes and their families.
The response covers many areas, and specifically sets out 13 key areas for consideration, that will contribute to the improved care for athletes in sport:
- Research to better understand athletes needs and requirements
- Setting appropriate standards and benchmarks for duty of care
- Inclusion of psychological profiling of talent at the beginning of a programme
- Help with managing expectations of athletes and parents
- Supporting the development and education of coaches and support staff
- Rounded education that helps provide transferable skills for second career
- Talent Transfer programmes
- Using elite sport to create inspiration and aspiration
- The power of storytelling
- Media exposure
- Athlete experience sharing
- Overcoming commercial exploitation
- Consideration of central solution
All evidence will now be reviewed by the Sport Duty of Care Working Group, lead by Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson. Following this, the group will release a report, which outlines a strategy to approach Duty of Care in Sport.
We will keep you updated on the latest news, and you can read our full response by following the link below (20 mins).