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Five-Time Olympic Champion Sir Bradley Wiggins Backs NSPCC Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse in Sport

The NSPCC has urged people to support a new initiative to increase the safety of children in sports. The child protection charity said that the number of adults contacting a helpline about children in sport has almost doubled in the last five years.


As the number of adults contacting a helpline about children in sports has almost doubled in the last five years, the NSPCC is urging people to support a new initiative to increase the safety of children in sports.


Sir Bradley Wiggins was invited as a guest on the Graham Norton Show in 2014 alongside Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, Eddie Redmayne, and Conchita Wurst.

Sir Bradley Wiggins guest stars on the Graham Norton Show in alongside Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, Eddie Redmayne, and Conchita Wurst.


The child protection charity said that it had seen a rise in the number of calls to its hotline from adults concerned about children being put under too much pressure to perform, or being bullied by coaches or other athletes.


It is hoped that the new initiative will help to address these issues and make sure that all children who take part in sports can do so safely and without fear.


Five-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins, who revealed in April that he was groomed by a coach as a child, said it is vital to make sport safe for children. The Tour de France winner is urging people to support the NSPCC's campaign during Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week.


As a five-time Olympic champion, Sir Bradley Wiggins knows a thing or two about success in sport. But the Tour de France winner is urging people to support the NSPCC's campaign during Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week, highlighting the importance of making sport safe for children.


"I was groomed by a coach as a child, and it's vital that we make sure no other child has to go through that," Wiggins said. "The NSPCC's campaign is all about keeping kids safe in sport, and I urge everyone to get behind it."


With so many benefits to participating in sport, it's important that we do everything we can to make sure it is safe for children. During Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week, take some time to learn more about the issue and how you can help keep kids safe.


Paul Stewart, ex-England midfielder and Sexual Abuse Survivor Ambassador for the NSPCC said, "It is absolutely vital that safeguarding is a top priority in children's sport." The former Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool player added that awareness campaigns "cannot be understated".


Childline is a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Free to call from landlines and mobile phones, it offers confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For those residing in the UK, the hotline number is 0800 - 1111

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