Sport England

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Ensuring safeguarding in sport.

Sport England is a non-departmental public body under the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. They are working towards an active nation where everyone feels able to do sport and physical activity, no matter their age, background or gender.

The Challenge

Sport England wanted to develop a Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts that recognises clubs or providers in England who have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards. The scheme would empower parents/carers and educational establishments to make informed decisions when selecting a club or provider for their child/children, young people or adults in their care.

What we did

We worked with Sport England and partners to develop the Safeguarding Code site using Totara as a base. Key features included:

1) a site that manages the end-to-end application process for clubs; and
2) an interactive map that shows which clubs have achieved the code.

The results

So far, 100s of clubs with tens of thousands of active members, have already registered and achieved the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts. Feedback has been very positive and we understand safeguarding has been improved across clubs that have registered.