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Child Protection in Sport

All members of society have a moral responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

Governing bodies and clubs also have a legal responsibility for keeping children who participate in organised sporting activities, at any level, safe from harm.   They need to have rules and procedures in place to ensure children are protected, and to ensure compliance with legal requirements for vetting and barring those working with children, including volunteers.

At Charles Russell Speechlys, members of our multi-disciplinary Sport  team can advise on the necessary regulations and procedures to assist governing bodies and clubs in avoiding criminal and/or civil liability for failing to protect the children to whom they owe a duty of care, and can act in proceedings where an action is brought for breach of that duty.