Awareness raising and education

UEFA Online course: Awareness raising on child safeguarding in football

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.

 

What topics does the course cover?

The course outlines key concepts in safeguarding and highlights our joint responsibility to make football a safe environment for children.

More specifically, it focuses on:

  • Defining safeguarding in the context of football

FIFA Guardians continues momentum with PACE child safeguarding and protection panel

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 makers and youth ambassadors this week to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child protection and safeguarding.

FIFA Guardians and why international federations should play a greater role in safeguarding sport

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 protection. Specifically, it looks at:

In Romania and Greece, Terre des hommes creates a safe environment for children in sports

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 des hommes (Tdh) has launched in October 2019 a unique European project, aimed to promote child safeguarding policies in sports settings in Romania and Greece, as a means to protect and safeguard children.

Standing Committee Policy Strategy on Spectator Violence (2014-2016) [Council of Europe]

The Council of Europe Standing Committee on Spectator Violence (the standing committee) believes that a multi-year policy strategy is needed to set out a coherent roadmap for the mid-term.

The standing committee decided to assess the implementation of its policy strategy (2014-2016), in particular by identifying the goals that were reached, those that were not, and what needs to be improved. By publishing the result of this analysis, the committee wishes: