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In our library you will find sources of information related to child safeguarding in sports, and more specifically in European football, developed by UEFA and experts, its member associations and other stakeholders. These include a variety of resources and materials such as guides, policies, toolkits, research reports, etc.

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The role of the child safeguarding focal point is critical to an environment where children of all ages and abilities can safely participate in football and have fun. However, this does not mean that the focal point has sole responsibility for the …
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The range and quality of football programmes for children would not exist without the time, skills and commitment of staff and volunteers. Ensuring that the right people are working for football organisations is a key part of creating an…
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Codes of conduct are important as they set out expected behaviours. They are more than a list of what can and cannot be done; they are a shared set of agreed and acceptable behaviours that help to create and maintain a positive, fun and safe…
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Codes of conduct are important as they set out expected behaviours. They are more than a list of what can and cannot be done; they are a shared set of agreed and acceptable behaviours that help to create and maintain a positive, fun and safe…
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This sample children’s behaviour code for away trips and other activities is intended to be a guide. Ideally, children should also be consulted about what is acceptable behaviour, as they are more likely to follow the rules if they have taken part…
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This is a sample form to obtain permission from parents for their children to take part in activities and trips or media activities. The template is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations. 
The medical form should be completed before the child leaves for a long trip or overnight event. It should be kept by the accompanying adults in case of an emergency and must be kept confidential. In some countries, children cannot be given…
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Ideally, clubs/organisations should develop a policy for the use of changing facilities and showers to reduce the risk of both child-to-child and adult-to-child misconduct or abuse. Children are particularly vulnerable in these areas as they are in…
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Travelling to away games and tournaments should be both safe and fun for children. Parents and carers will often worry when their children are away, but careful planning and preparation should help to ease those worries and demonstrate that you have…
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Although a general risk assessment should be conducted every year, it is always useful to conduct a risk assessment when there is a specific event, such as an overnight trip or a tournament, as it is likely that there will be particular issues to…