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The current integrity system is fragmented and recent integrity issues in sport across codes and at a range of levels have highlighted that more is needed to be done to ensure that everyone can experience safe and fair sport and recreation. After an extensive review, an independent Integrity Working Group (IWG) concluded that the current integrity system is not fit for purpose. They proposed a strengthened integrity system to create a safer and fairer sport and recreation experience for all. 

Yes, changes to the current integrity system align with IWG recommendations, which are themselves based on extensive research and stakeholder feedback. 

Read the IWG report. 

The new agency is expected to be up and running in 2024.  

Keep an eye on updates at News and updates.

You can also find key dates on our timeline

We expect that new legislation will be introduced in 2023.  

Keep up-to-date with our progress at News and updates. 

The proposed national Code will provide a set of integrity standards for individuals and organisations within the sport and recreation sector, and is intended to ensure that overall, we have improved integrity outcomes across the sector.

Throughout the course of the Programme, we will be undertaking a range of targeted and more general engagements, including on the development of a national Code.

Opportunities to share your views and have your say will be promoted on our Consultation and engagement page and the website more widely. You can also contact us directly with questions or feedback at 

There is still plenty of support on offer to help resolve integrity issues that are happening now.  

Find information and contact details at Current sport and recreation integrity work and support