Overview

The Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport (CPSS) is at the forefront of research on the prevention of abuse, exploitation and maltreatment in sport.

CPSS produces high-quality research evidence that informs policy and practice. We work with many organisations and agencies – local, national and international – from the sport, child protection, and safeguarding sector, as well as current athletes and coaches. In particular, we work with and alongside individuals directly affected by abuse in a sports context.

CPSS staff have a range of relevant expertise and contribute frequently to national and international projects, inquiries, conferences and networks in this field.

The results of the last UK Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) ranked the research produced by CPSS staff as having ‘outstanding impacts in terms of their reach and significance’, achieving a four-star ranking.

Amongst other projects, CPSS currently leads a 3-year European project (CASES) investigating the prevalence of abuse in sport.