Child safeguarding

Webinar recording: Overview of child safeguarding in sport in Ireland from national to grass roots level

This was the first webinar in a series organised in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint project "Child Safeguarding in Sport (CSiS)".

The webinar was presented by Sport Ireland. It took place on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, from 15.30 to 17.30 CET.

Watch below the recording of the webinar.

Webinar recording: Safeguarding Children in Sport: from research to action

This was the fourth webinar in a series organised in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint project "Child Safeguarding in Sport (CSiS)".

The webinar was presented by NOC*NSF, The Netherlands. It took place on Thursday, 28 January 2021, from 12.00 to 14.00 CET. 

Watch below the recording of the webinar. 

Webinar series: Up your game, strengthen your squad! [Council of Europe & European Union]

Join a series of webinars organised by the Council of Europe to find out how different countries in Europe have set up their child safeguarding strategies and roles.

Effective child safeguarding policies are essential to prevent and respond to any form of violence and abuse in sport. In particular, the creation of the Child Safeguarding Officer role can strongly contribute to ensure that children are always in a safe, positive and empowering sport environment.

Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations [Turkish]

The Turkish Football Federation translated the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations. You can download the document here or below. The toolkit was developed by UEFA and Terre des hommes to help UEFA member associations protect and safeguard children from abuse and respond to any concerns. 

The toolkit is built around 5 goals:

How is UEFA developing grassroots football across Europe?

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 associations with the finances, tools and guidance to provide opportunities for players of all ages and abilities to play the game in an enjoyable, safe environment.

Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations [English]

The child safeguarding toolkit for European football was developed by UEFA and Terre des hommes to help UEFA member associations protect and safeguard children from abuse and respond to any concerns. The toolkit recognises that many national associations have already introduced good policies, procedures and training, and builds on extensive consultation with those national associations and experts in the field.