UKAD Assurance Framework
A updated version of the UK National Anti-Doping Policy (the Policy) was launched in April 2021. The Policy is an essential document which sets out the roles and responsibilities of several organisations in the UK, including UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), the Sports Councils, and National Governing Bodies (NGBs).
Find out all you need to know about the Policy and Assurance Framework on this page. NGBs are asked to contact UKAD if they have any questions on the documents.
The Assurance Framework outlines a number of mandatory requirements for NGBs to meet and provides clear guidance and instructions on each. Meeting the Assurance Framework requirements acts as the first step an NGB must take towards meeting its obligations set out in the UK National Anti-Doping Policy.
While several aspects of the Assurance Framework will be familiar to NGBs, others reflect the updated version of the Policy and emphasise UKAD’s desire to increase awareness and understanding of anti-doping across sport.
The Assurance Framework was created following extensive consultation with a large and varied number of NGBs from across the UK. This has ensured proportionality and flexibility have been built in to enable it to be adaptable to all NGBs, regardless of size, resource, structure and remit.