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

I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse in football. Should I waive my anonymity? [The FA/ English Football Association]

The FA Survivor Support and Safeguarding Advisory Group (FASSSAG) has developed guidance (download below) to help adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in football come to a decision on whether to waive their anonymity or not. It is based on the lived experience of former footballers and is intended to help adult survivors come to a decision that’s not only right for them, but for those around them too.

FMF supports policies and practices on the safeguarding of children in football in the Republic of Moldova

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 inclusive environment, free of any form of abuse, harassment or exploitation, and its non-insurance is a violation of children’s rights.

How is UEFA developing grassroots football across Europe?

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 associations with the finances, tools and guidance to provide opportunities for players of all ages and abilities to play the game in an enjoyable, safe environment.

Онлайн-курсы УЕФА по защите детей [Russian]

УЕФА и организация Terre des hommes разработали четыре интерактивных онлайн-курса по защите детей в футболе. Эти курсы предназначены для всех, кто работает с детьми в футболе или интересуется данной сферой.

Чтобы пройти онлайн-курс, необходимо войти в систему или создать учетную запись.