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A wide range of programmes ensure UEFA continues to encourage new players to take up the sport. We look at six key initiatives. UEFA will invest €44 million into grassroots football development over the next four years, providing its national…
From 10 to 14 August 2020, 48 volunteer leaders and coaches from the Open Fun Football Schools in Moldova participated in two seminars, organised in cooperation with the Moldovan Football Federation, Cross Cultures, General Police Inspectorate of…
Children have the right to participate in sport in a safe and enjoyable environment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The International Safeguards for Children in Sport initiative declared 8 August to be Safer Sport Day, aiming to raise…

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Football is the most popular participation sport in the world for kids— and for good reason. It’s fun and a great opportunity for children to make new friends, develop their technique, and learn valuable qualities such as fair play, teamwork, and…
This resource has been created to help sports organisations to positively and meaningfully engage with people who have lived experience of childhood sexual abuse. The information is based on the podcast “Learning from lived experience of childhood…
This paper focuses on the potential impacts of COVID-19 on children associated with sport. It was compiled based on the input of 37 experts and practitioners in the fields of child rights, protection, and safeguarding in sport. In addition to…

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SportWorks TALKS invites Iris Hugo-Bouvier &Fanny Bellier for a live webinar: “Child safeguarding in football” Tuesday, October 27th at 4pm (CET)  Football, as other sports, is fun and a great opportunity for children to make new friends and…
Die UEFA und Terre des hommes haben vier interaktive Online-Kurse zum Thema Kinderschutz im Fußball entwickelt. Die Kurse richten sich an alle, die im Fußball mit Kindern arbeiten bzw. an diesem Thema interessiert sind. Sie müssen sich einloggen…
L’UEFA et Terre des hommes ont conçu et mis en ligne quatre cours interactifs sur la sauvegarde de l’enfance dans le football. Ces cours s’adressent aux personnes qui travaillent auprès d’enfants dans le domaine du football ou qui s’intéressent à…

#SportWorksTALKS: “Child safeguarding in football” – Iris Hugo-Bouvier & Fanny Bellier

Football is the most popular participation sport in the world for kids— and for good reason. It’s fun and a great opportunity for children to make new friends, develop their technique, and learn valuable qualities such as fair play, teamwork, and commitment. Unfortunately, unsafe sports settings can put children at risk of neglect, physical, emotional and even sexual abuse.