Child abuse, child protection, and defensive ‘touch’ in PE teaching and sports coaching
AffiliationManchester Metropolitan University ; University of Chester ; Manchester Metropolitan University
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractThis article discusses recently completed research on ‘no touch’ sports coaching, by placing it in a broader social context which problematises the way child abuse and child protection (or safeguarding) are conceived and discussed in terms of policy and practice. It also provides a brief indicative summary of the research findings and offers a discussion of moral panic, risk society and worst case thinking, before drawing on Foucault's work on governmentality to offer an explanation of how the current situation arose.
CitationSport, Education and Society, 2013, 18(5), pp. 583-598
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalSport, Education and Society
DescriptionThis article is not available throgh ChesterRep.