Abuse and harm can occur anywhere, both within and outside the family and club/organisation. Children may be harmed or abused by
professionals, volunteers, carers, family members and other children.
Children can be harmed in many ways, and often experience more than one type of abuse. There are some specific situations and types of harm that are more likely to occur in football. Recognising these situations can help make sure football is a positive experience for all children, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, legal status (such as being a refugee or immigrant) or ability.
This information sheet provides an overview of the circumstances that can lead to abuse in football.
The document is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations.