Supportive environments positively impact participation, performance, and personal development of young football players. Since 2020, the UEFA Social & Environmental Sustainability Division has taken significant strides in relation to good governance and human rights, including child rights. All UEFA member associations have a designated child and youth protection officer in place and whilst more than half of the associations have a policy, others are working towards this goal.
Webinar summary: The profile of under-18s and how to communicate effectively with them in football settings
Adults working with children and young people in football are responsible for ensuring a safe, and empowering environment for all children and youth to play football. This includes planning developmentally appropriate and inclusive opportunities to play and enjoy the game.
What is the webinar about?
Children have the right to freely express their views and participate in decisions that affect their lives (Art. 12 and 13 of the Convention in the Rights of the Child).
This online course was developed by Terre des hommes, within the "Keeping Children Safe in Sports" project. The project aims to promote child safeguarding in sports and summer camp settings in Romania and Greece, however, this knowledge can be applied in all other sport settings.
In the past two years, Terre des hommes (Tdh) has implemented the Keeping Children Safe in Sports project.
This is the fifth 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 German Sports Youth (German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)). It took place on Thursday, 4 February 2021, from 10.00 to 12.00 CET. Watch the recording of the webinar below.
This was the third 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 Ministry of Education and Culture (Sports Division), Finland. It took place on Tuesday, 26 January 2021, from 10.00 to 12.00 CET.
Watch below the recording of the webinar.
This course provides in-depth training for those who require more specialised knowledge, such as child safeguarding focal points and or designated main contacts for child safeguarding who will be managing child-related concerns.
This awareness raising course on child safeguarding in football offers an induction to safeguarding and will be the starting point to reflect on how to keep children safe in football.