Merseyside Sports Partnership (MSP) recognises the value of sport and the important role it plays in our vision to ‘improving the quality of life for all people living within Merseyside through sport and physical activity’.

We are committed to ensuring that children and young people are able to enjoy and achieve through sport by being safe and free from harm when they take part. Each week more than eight million UK children participate in sport. The majority of children who take part do so in a safe and helpful atmosphere, with genuine support from the adults involved. But for the small minority of children who are abused during sporting activities, the picture is very different. It is important we are vigilant and work together to take the necessary steps to safeguard children and young people and protect them from individuals who may abuse their position of trust.