Sports Coaches (Positions of Trust)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:11 am on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford 11:11 am, 4th March 2020

Before the Minister concludes, will he give two guarantees? First, will he meet the NSPCC, which is asking not for guidance but for the legislative loophole to be closed? It is the country’s largest child protection charity and it ought to be listened to with respect for the campaign that it has run for a long time. Secondly, will he listen to some audio of former athletes who were abused or were in coercive relationships with their coaches? Once he has listened to their stories and the likes of Sport England and the Child Protection in Sport Unit, perhaps he will come to a different conclusion and take a different path.