Special section: Child Safeguarding in Football

Supported by UEFA and Terre des hommes Foundation. 

News

26 Nov 2019
Children face violence and abuse everyday; every fourth girl in Jamaica and every fifth girl in Europe has been a victim of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, sport is one of the most common areas where violence against and abuse of children... Read more
14 Nov 2019
The “Start to Talk” campaign was launched by the Council of Europe to fight against the abuse of children in sports. Sport is a good way to learn how to be resilient, how to cope with failures and how to be a team member, but it can... Read more
10 Oct 2019
The article below was written by Maddie Grounds, content writer for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration solicitors that help undocumented migrants to regulate their status in the UK.  The views expressed are that... Read more

Learning

08 Jan 2020
The course will remind you how to identify abuse and report concerns as well as learn more about the safeguarding structure, recognising risks and what happens after a referral to social care has been made. Developed by a qualified child... Read more
08 Jan 2020
This Level 1 Safeguarding Children course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to safeguard children. It describes the common types of abuse, how to recognise them, and how to respond to your concerns. It also explains how to... Read more

Library

30 Jun 2019
This is a toolkit developed by FIFA, for its member organisations in order to establish guiding principles and minimum rquirements that will help leaders and organisers in football to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for children. The toolkit... Read more
01 Dec 2018
Move Together project led to creating a community of practice that contributed to enhancing the necessary skills and knowledge in order to offer children and youngsters psych-social support with the help of sports and to raise their self-esteem and... Read more
01 May 2018
UNICEF has published a step-by-step guidance for businesses on how to set up their onw, internal child safeguarding policies, in order to ensure the safety and rights of children that come into contact wiht the organisation or its products and... Read more

Multimedia

02 Nov 2018
The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has launched a series of podcasts to share safeguarding guidance and best practice. The first 2 episodes have been released as part of Parents in Sport Week 2018, featuring sports parents and... Read more
29 Apr 2018
Sexual abuse happens in sport too. It is hard for children to talk. Video clip to call public authorities and the sport movement to give children a voice and stop child sexual abuse in sport. Produced by the Council of Europe with the support of the... Read more
11 May 2017
UNICEF and the Olympic Committee for Children with Disabilities signed a co-operation agreement on the inclusion of children with disabilities in sports activities. This cooperation agreement provides comprehensive and inclusive sports activities... Read more

Child Safeguarding in Football

[International] Safeguarding the Rights of Children in Sports on World Children’s Day
Date of publication: 2019
Children face violence and abuse everyday; every fourth girl in Jamaica and every fifth girl in Europe has been a victim of sexual harassment.
[European Union] French launch for “Start to Talk” campaign against child sexual abuse in sports
Date of publication: 2019
The “Start to Talk” campaign was launched by the Council of Europe to fight against the abuse of children in sports.
[United Kingdom] Social Integration for Asylum Seekers Starts with a Kick of a Ball
Date of publication: 2019
The article below was written by Maddie Grounds, content writer for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration solicitors that help undocumented migrants to regulate their st
[International] Seven Key Relationships in the Safeguarding in Sport Movement
Date of publication: 2019
Kupakwashe Desmond Mukurumbira, Board Member of UNICEF, has written a piece on key relationships in safeguarding in sports.
[Greece] Uniting youth through sports | Terre des hommes
Date of publication: 2019
The European week of sports celebrates its 5th edition this year; and 2019 brings a success story – after a long struggle with documentation,
[Moldova] All Children Must Feel Safe and Protected in Sports
Date of publication: 2019
Terre des hommes Moldova provided training on child protection systems and safeguarding policy in sports during a seminar for teachers, leaders, and coaches under the ‘Open Fun Football Schools’ (OFFS) project and ‘Sport - School
[United Kingdom] Chelsea offer new sex abuse apology to 17 grooming survivors
Date of publication: 2019
A report by Charles Geekie QC said chief scout Eddie Heath had groomed and attacked boys, aged 10 to 17, in the 1970s and it alleges that Chelesea officials must have "turned a blind eye to what they saw". Chelsea have now apologised “unreservedly
[United Kingdom] Uefa 'fully trust' Scottish FA to deal with historic child sexual abuse
Date of publication: 2019
BBC Sports reports that UEFA has contacted the Scottish FA about historic child sexual abuse. The SFA in turn has commissioned an independent review into the matter in 2017 which came back with 100 recommendations.
Up to Us
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: FIFA Guardians
This is a toolkit developed by FIFA, for its member organisations in order to establish guiding principles and minimum rquirements that will help leaders and organisers in football to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for children.

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