Sport Duty of Care Review



In March 2016 we were signatories to an open letter to the Chief Medical Officers, Children’sCommissioners and Ministers for sport and education in the four countries of the UK, calling for a ban on tackling in school rugby. The responses to that letter highlight the serious gaps that still exist in the thinking and policy approaches adopted by UK governments in respect of the protection of children from harms of sport. The responses from government departments and Sport England to our letter highlight how Ministers and policy makers conflate the benefits of sport with physical activity and ignore the need for injury surveillance to inform prevention strategies and policies and risk assessment.


Find the link to the submission below:

http://www.allysonpollock.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/AP_2016_Pollock_ResponseToDutyOfCare.pdf


Call to evidence:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/sport-duty-of-care-review-call-for-evidence