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Evidencing the Need to Broaden the Position of Trust Legislation to Include Sports Coaches
International Journal of Physical Education Fitness and Sports
When an individual is in a position of trust over another person, the age of consent is raised from 16 to 18 in the United Kingdom. Currently, the definition of a Position of Trust is restricted to professions such as teachers, care workers and youth justice workers. Recent high-profile cases have contributed to a growing consensus amongst key stakeholders of the need to broaden this legislation to include other roles, such as a sports coach. This study represents the first investigation intodoi:10.34256/ijpefs2231 fatcat:3uwkapg67jawpeoreecwi2lnji