The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has awarded the British Triathlon the rating of good following its annual review.
The CPSU’s National Governing Body Safeguarding Framework for 2020 awarded the second highest level that it can award on its five-point scale.
A good rating means that ‘the organisation is performing well, achieving above the minimum requirements of the framework in a number of areas’; whilst they also rated the governing body ‘very good’ in a number of areas including policies, procedures and guidance and organisational ownership of safeguarding.
Through the review, the CPSU also commended British Triathlon’s work on raising safeguarding standards at events and developing guidance for event organisers, identifying the organisation’s work as good practice to be shared with others.
The CPSU said of British Triathlon: “British Triathlon continues to maintain and embed the Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport.
“The Compliance Manager supported by the Line Manager are highly capable and experienced safeguarding officers whose work continues to ensure that safeguarding is being embedded through the organisation.
“The work on raising safeguarding standards at events and developing guidance for event organisers will be shared with other NGBs and partners as an example of good practice in the sector.”
Andy Salmon, British Triathlon CEO, said: “This rating from the CPSU demonstrates the continued work that we put in to ensuring people of all ages can enjoy great experiences through swim, bike, run.
“We’re really pleased that they have recognised the work put in to ensuring safeguarding standards across events, with this being put forward as an example of good practice to share with other organisations.
“However, there is no room for complacency and we look forward to working with the CPSU towards achieving their top rating of very good.”