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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…
The UEFA child safeguarding platform has recently undergone a few changes.  From now on, all learners who complete an online course on this platform will receive a certificate. Previously, only users with a UEFA, national football association or…
The protection of children in football is a priority at international and national level, and the need to implement a child safeguarding policy in the football environment is promoted. Every child has the right to practice football in a safe and…
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…
Keeping Children Safe 2020 Summit will take place between 5 and 9 October 2020. Register today and join global child safeguarding practitioners, academics and experts to get immersed in the latest research. Find answers to challenges you face.…
Following the recent launch of the #SafeHome campaign, a joint initiative by FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission to support women and children at risk of domestic violence, FIFA representatives joined leading policy…
This article by Richard Bush "sets out the key aspects of the FIFA Guardians toolkit, providing some commentary on the document and some further steps that international governing bodies might see fit to take in respect of safeguarding and child…
To "keep children safe in sports" means to prevent and respond to any form by which the child can be negatively affected – emotionally, verbally or physically – during physical training or when they practice performance or recreational sports. Terre…