Purpose and Principles
A National Framework for Safeguarding in Sport
The purpose of the Safe Sport Unified Code and the Safe Sport Programme which supports it are:
- to safeguard participants in the sporting environment from abuse and harassment which undermine both the mental and physical health of participants and the integrity of sport
- to ensure harmonised and coordinated safeguarding framework across the Singapore sporting ecosystem through organisations that are responsible for organising, administering and facilitating participation in sport
Together, the Safe Sport Unified Code and the Safe Sport Programme form the national framework for safeguarding in sport.
Whilst guided by international frameworks on safeguarding in sport, the Safe Sport Unified Code and Safe Sport Programme has been contextualised for Singapore sporting landscape through extensive consultations with experts and sporting community stakeholders over a 9-month period.
Guiding Principles – H.E.A.R.
The design of the Unified Code and the Safe Sport Programme are based on the following principles: