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The DOCIAsport landscape

Performance

Since the 2000 Sydney Games the performance of athletes in Team GB and Paralympics GB has been on an upward trajectory with medal success at London, Rio and Pyeongchang. To sustain this success the performance system needs to evolve; duty of care standards are fundamental to retain funding and the development of athletes and coaches.

Recreation

Duty of care is so important at this level to ensure that individuals are both encouraged to take part in sport and activity and then be retained. Taking part in sport can create friendships, wellbeing and future talent as athletes, officials, volunteers, coaches or officials.

Infrastructure

Sport must combine both good governance – as defined by the Code of Governance for Sport – and appropriate duty of care – as recommended in the DCMS report. These two documents represent the most significant shift in the future of sport since Lottery funding. DOCIAsport will be key in the evolution of the sporting landscape

DOCIAsport - the framework

The framework for DOCIAsport are the terms of reference set for DCMS commissioned report that was published by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson in April 2017. We can help by benchmarking the duty of care in a sport by undertaking an independent survey that will identify strengths and weaknesses to be worked on delivered and then measured over time. The key is effective duty of care as its perceived by those it affects for example employees, officials, athletes or coaches not by writing a comprehensive policy that sits on a website. Effective delivery of duty of care will be the next differentiator in determining public sector funding, sponsorship and the recruitment and retention of individuals. DOCIAsport is ready to help with advice support and guidance tailored to the immediate and future requirements of an NGB. We help and support all our clients take the first steps to delivering sustainable and effective change.

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DOCIAsport – the framework

The framework for DOCIAsport are the terms of reference set for DCMS commissioned report that was published by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson in April 2017. We can help by benchmarking the duty of care in a sport by undertaking an independent survey that will identify strengths and weaknesses to be worked on delivered and then measured over time. The key is effective duty of care as its perceived by those it affects for example employees, officials, athletes or coaches not by writing a comprehensive policy that sits on a website. Effective delivery of duty of care will be the next differentiator in determining public sector funding, sponsorship and the recruitment and retention of individuals. DOCIAsport is ready to help with advice support and guidance tailored to the immediate and future requirements of an NGB. We help and support all our clients take the first steps to delivering sustainable and effective change.

Support

DOCIAsport offers independence, integrity and experience through a collaborative approach. We work in partnership with our clients to offer insight and support through guided practice into delivering duty of care in action in sport

Safe Guarding

Historically sport has focused on young people but has more to do to protect adults at risk. This is a critical aspect of duty of care to make sport more inclusive and safe. DOCIAsport helps with independent advice based on experience.

Transition

The definition of the transition process in sport has historically focused on athletes on the Talent Pathway which should include a more structured induction. But what about volunteers, coaches and officials as well? DOCIAsport can help across the spectrum.

Safety

The delivery of sport or activity must be seen to be safe to encourage take-up and retention of sport and exercise – either as part of a person’s lifestyle and / or because they have a talent and a gift.

Mental Health

DOCIAsport is a signatory to the charter for mental health in sport and committed to a broader framework concerned about the mental health of administrators, coaches and officials as well as athletes. Sport has a duty of care to itself.

Equality

As important as safeguarding in inclusion at all levels of sport on and off the field of play. DOCIAsport offers insight into looking at the sporting system from the perspective of minority groups to overcome subconscious bias and encourage collaboration.