British Taekwondo has completed the UK Anti-Doping Assurance Framework.
British Taekwondo is delighted to announce its completion of the Assurance Framework, which National Governing Bodies (NGBs) must fulfil to certify to UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) that they are meeting their anti-doping responsibilities.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published the updated 2021 UK National Anti-Doping Policy (Policy) in April 2021, which all NGBs must be compliant with. This was the first update of the Policy since its implementation in 2009.
UKAD, which is responsible for ensuring that sports bodies comply with the World Anti-Doping Code through its implementation and management of the Policy, introduced the Assurance Framework for NGBs to be able to evidence their compliance with the Policy.
The introduction of the Assurance Framework is the most significant change in the Policy. It outlines a series of mandatory requirements which all NGBs must fulfil. These requirements include the creation of an education strategy and plan, the implementation of anti-doping rules and increased involvement of an NGB’s Board with clean sport.
Upon completion of the Assurance Framework Tom Stammer, British Taekwondo’s Health and Safety Advisor, said “I would like to thank the UK Anti-Doping Assurance and Education teams together with everyone in British Taekwondo for pulling us up a steep learning curve and achieving full compliance. The next steps are to implement our Education Plan and in 2023 go above and beyond the initial steps made last year.”
UKAD’s Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Nisha Dutt, said “We are delighted to see British Taekwondo complete the new UKAD Assurance Framework. The Assurance Framework allows NGBs to demonstrate their plans to help protect the integrity of sport. Our dedicated Assurance and Education teams have been working to support British Taekwondo through this process. This includes the creation of a specific anti-doping education strategy, which outlines how British Taekwondo will embed clean sport values into their sport.
“We would like to thank British Taekwondo for making great strides in completing this important framework, formally demonstrating its compliance with the UK National Anti-Doping Policy and commitment to clean sport.”
For more information on the Policy and Assurance Framework, visit the UKAD website.
You can find information and updates on Anti-Doping on the British Taekwondo website here.