What We Do
Protecting the right to participate in clean sport
We help athletes to understand and follow the rules, and prosecute offenders.
Ultimately, we are working for everyone who loves sport – whether competing, training or spectating. Together, we’re creating an environment where all athletes know they can compete in the true spirit of sport.
Our role and remit
UKAD is responsible for ensuring sports bodies in the UK are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code through implementation and management of the UK’s National Anti-Doping Policy.
Our functions include:
a prevention through education programme
intelligence-led athlete testing across more than 40 Olympic, Paralympic and professional sports
investigations and exclusive results management authority for the determination of Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)
We are a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) which is accountable to Parliament through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Created in December 2009, UKAD follows the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code). We work with a variety of stakeholders, including athletes, to protect the right to enjoy doping-free sport.
UKAD is an active participant in the global fight against doping in sport and recognises the need to take an international approach.
Partnerships around the world, all of which are integral to UKAD’s international activities, include:
the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
the International Anti-Doping Arrangement (IADA)
the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO)
We are committed to continual improvement, innovation and security in all of our operations and activities.
Our anti-doping operations are registered to ISO9001:2015 and ISO27001:2013.
In line with the Government’s Transparency agenda, UKAD’s reporting can be found online.