MP He Ting Ru

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth since the launch of the Safe Sport Unified Code in November 2021 (a) how many incidents of misconduct under the Code have been received under the Safe Sport Programme; (b) how many of these incidents have been referred for formal resolution; and (c) what is the breakdown of the number of incidents which fall into each of the three categories of cases referred for formal resolution.

Mr Edwin Tong Chun Fai: Since the launch of the Safe Sport Unified Code in November 2021, there have been 22 reports of alleged infringements. 

The 22 reports comprise eight formal reports and 14 disclosures. Unlike a formal report, a disclosure does not trigger formal investigations. However, the provider of the disclosure can convert it into a formal report at any time. 

Of the eight formal reports received by the Commission, two allege serious incidents, and six allege incidents of low harm and/or low culpability.

The Commission has investigated all eight formal reports and referred them to the relevant National Sport Associations or the National Registry of Coaches for resolution. 

Five of these eight formal report cases have been resolved. The appropriate penalties and requirements were imposed on culpable parties, such as undergoing training in safe sport issues. 

The remaining three reports are pending resolution.

The Commission also provided counselling and other forms of support to the victims. 

Sport Singapore will continue to work closely with the Safe Sport Commission to ensure that our sporting environment is a safe, healthy and respectful space for all. 

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
5 July 2022

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