Workforce Registration and Regulation project moves into Phase 2

Workforce Registration and Regulation consultation


The concept of regulation has been discussed on and off for nearly 20 years. CIMSPA, backed by Sport England, commissioned Sporting People to investigate the appetite for this and found there is growing support in the current climate.

The common purpose of this project is to make it easier for participants to access and experience sport and physical activity in a safe environment.

The first phase of this consultation has now been completed and the executive summary report can be found below. There has been:

  • Over 50 conversations with representatives from organisations around the sector and beyond.
  • Delivery of seven cross-sector workshops across the UK with 110 attendees covering a broad spectrum of the sector.
  • Sourcing of formal organisational views from those involved in this consultation, with stakeholders formally asked a set of questions outlining their views, appetite to proceed and ideas.
  • Market research by Eight Strategy – consultation with over 2000 members of the public and nearly 700 providers.
  • Various presentations on the project at group workshops, events and conferences.
  • A landscape review - learning from other registers and models of regulation nationally, including both a literature review and consultation with experts in the field.

The second phase of the project will further investigate the outcomes of the initial scoping exercise, keeping up the conversation with those who have engaged and widening the consultation throughout and beyond our sector. Phase 2 will begin to further understand the risks surrounding our workforce and the appropriate regulation required to mitigate this.

CIMSPA are now also seeking to appoint partners to work with us on Phase 2. Invitation to tender ‘Developing a sector-wide regulatory framework’ is now live, offering a £50,000 contract - with the option to extend if required.
Document Developing a sector-wide regulatory framework

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