Response to the Joint Consultation

The front cover of the consultation response document

In February 2017, the SGSA issued a consultation that sought the views of stakeholders on:

  • Part 1 - The implications of a review of the term ‘safety’ in the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 which explained that safety is a broad term which means that all people present at a sports ground during an event are protected against dangers of physical harm or injury arising from being present. This includes everyone at a sports ground being protected from the risks from terrorist activity, crowd disorder and anti-social behaviour.
  • Part 2 - The SGSA’s discharge of its oversight and licensing powers under the Football Spectators Act 1989 and a draft SGSA Oversight and Licensing Policy.

We have carefully considered the responses from the consultation and have published our response to the joint consultation with associated guidance notes and FAQs.

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