Tue, March 28, 2023

Latest Developments and the Future of Safeguarding

Latest Developments and the Future of Safeguarding

Latest Developments and the Future of Safeguarding

The importance of safeguarding has been brought into sharp focus with the publication of Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson’s Duty of Care in Sport Review, and more recently the Sheldon and Whyte Reviews.

Recent legislative changes in relation to Positions of Trust have extended the scope of protection in sport to treat coaches in a similar way to, for example, teachers and social workers.

The Sports Councils have also worked with stakeholders to introduce innovative programmes and systems to improve safeguarding processes, to provide confidential channels for concerns to be raised and to support those with safeguarding responsibilities.

This session will look at the current safeguarding landscape, will provide updates on recent initiatives and explore what further improvements may be required to enhance safeguarding in sport.


  1. Michelle North - Head, CPSU
  2. Paul Stewart - Former England footballer
  3. Tara Dillon - Chief Executive, CIMSPA
  4. John Donnelly CBE - Head of Integrity, UK Sport
  5. Savita Sohal - Case Manager, Sport Resolutions
  6. Jayne Molyneux - Director of Welfare and Integrity, Sport England 

The speaker bios and the details of our event which will take place on Thursday 4th May in central London can be found here


Our Group Ticket permits three tickets to be purchased for the price of two standard price tickets (which works out as £263.33 exc. of VAT per ticket). Please note that this offer is only applicable to standard ticket prices and all three attendees must be from the same organisation.


Every year we host over 200 legal and sport professionals at our event. These conferences provide many opportunities for our attendees to network. We serve breakfast (hot drinks and pastries) during the registration period where attendees get an early opportunity to meet other professionals as well as during the two coffee breaks and the open buffet lunch. 

We also host a separate breakfast between 8am and 9am in association with Women in Sports Law (WISLaw), to encourage female profesionals to meet and share views (please note that the WISLaw breakfast is also open to male professionals if they wish to join).

And finally after the conference we will host a networking drinks reception in the hotel's bar.


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