28 Nov 2022

Volleyball England completes UK Anti-Doping Assurance Framework

Volleyball England completes UK Anti-Doping Assurance Framework

Volleyball England 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 published the updated UK National Anti-Doping 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, Charlie Ford, CEO of Volleyball England, said: "We are extremely pleased to have completed and be compliant with the UKAD Assurance Framework.

"Volleyball England is committed to protecting the right for everyone to enjoy clean sport and through our stakeholders, clubs and members, we will proactively and continuously educate, support and advocate this."

UKAD’s Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Nisha Dutt, added: “I’d like to congratulate Volleyball England for completing the UKAD Assurance Framework, which demonstrates a commitment to clean sport. Volleyball England can now fully show that it is meeting its anti-doping responsibilities.”

For more information on the policy and Assurance Framework, visit the UKAD website.