We have significant experience (including direct in-house experience) advising sports regulators on all aspects of safeguarding, child protection, and athlete welfare. We have advised a number of national and international governing bodies of all sizes in relation to the implementation and operation of their safeguarding, child protection and athlete welfare policies, regulations, and procedures.
We assist our clients in:
British Horseracing Authority (BHA): We advised the BHA in relation to the development and implementation of all aspects of its safeguarding policy, regulations, and procedures. This work has included the drafting of the policy and regulations, the production of related guidance documents, and support with stakeholder engagement, consultation and communications.
International Cricket Council (ICC): We advised the ICC in respect of the development and introduction of its first safeguarding and participant welfare regulations – which, to our knowledge, represent the first set of safeguarding regulations that specifically address improper conduct between adults (outside of the context of adults 'at risk' or those who would traditionally have been considered as 'vulnerable').