Alongside other Active Partnerships, we welcome our role in helping implement the commitments published by Sport England and UK Sport in response to the Whyte Review, designed to strengthen participant and athlete wellbeing across sport.
The Whyte Review is the independent report which was co-commissioned by Sport England and UK Sport in 2020 following allegations of abuse and mistreatment in the sport of gymnastics.
The two organisations published 19 commitments across five areas that include coaching and workforce support, performance athlete support, good governance, dispute resolution and creating safer the funding of a national network of welfare officers to promote good practice and safe sport at a local level. The full list is available to read on the Whyte Review section of Sport Englands website.
“We welcome the commitments from Sport England, UK Sport and the whole sport and physical activity sector following the Whyte Review”, said Nigel Harrison, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Sport Foundation.
“We will play our role by ensuring we continue to have robust safeguarding and welfare procedures across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, and support other organisations where required.
“The commitment from Sport England and UK Sport to fund a national network of welfare officers to promote good practice and safe sport at a local level will provide an added focus to this work, and we look forward to working with them on that.”