Westminster Media Forum

Priorities for integrity and duty of care in sport - progress, policy options and the UK’s global contribution

Morning, Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Central London


This timely seminar will examine policy priorities for promoting integrity and duty of care across the UK sports sector.

It will be an opportunity to assess the first full year of the mandatory Code for Sport Governance which sets out standards of transparency, accountability and financial integrity for all sporting organisations in the receipt of public funding, and follows the publication of the Duty of Care in Sport Review led by Baroness Grey-Thompson, as well as in the context of recent high-profile investigations into doping, corruption and welfare in sport.

Policymakers and stakeholders will consider the next steps for developing the UK’s framework for ethics in sport and restoring public trust in the sector.

They will also discuss the current approach to anti-doping and further options for prevention and enforcement, priorities for tackling corruption in sport - with a particular focus on improving policy and industry co-operation and information sharing, enhanced monitoring processes and harmonising the legal framework on corruption - as well as the UK’s role in the development of a global integrity code.

Further sessions look at the duty of care responsibility the sector has towards its participants - including around personal safety and injury, mental wellbeing and supporting elite athletes during, and after their careers - and assess the key considerations and challenges for the sector in ensuring a safe environment and a supportive, transparent culture for all involved.                   

Guest of Honour

Nicole Sapstead

Chief Executive Officer, UK Anti-Doping

Guest of Honour

Nicole Sapstead

Chief Executive Officer, UK Anti-Doping


Jonathan Taylor

Partner, Bird & Bird

Dr Stuart Miller

Senior Executive Director, Development and Integrity, International Tennis Federation

Jon Smith

Chief Executive Officer, First Artist Mission

Ed Warner

Chairman, British Athletics

Ian Braid

Chief Executive Officer, British Athletes Commission

Dr Rod Jaques

Director of Medical Services, English Institute of Sport

Nick Tofiluk

Director of Regulation, Gambling Commission