Criminal and Regulatory Law Barrister Chris O’Gorman has been appointed as a member of the Independent Safeguarding Panel member for UK Athletics.

As the National Governing Body for Athletics in the UK, its aim is to build an integrated, ethical and transparent safeguarding system that protects and supports its collective members, whilst continuing to develop the sport of athletics as a whole, from grassroots introductory level through to world class level.

The role of the Safeguarding Panel members is to improve the quality and consistency of decision making in respect of safeguarding measures within the sport of athletics such as breaches of child and adult safeguarding policy and breaches of code of conduct.

Chris O’Gorman commented: “I’m honoured to have been appointed by UK Athletics to be part of its Safeguarding panel. Athletics is one of the most popular and inclusive sports in the UK, and to ensure that continues, I will work alongside this panel to maintain the high standards that UK Athletics operate with, to reflect its ethics and values and to recognise the role they play in society.”