In the fight to protect children from sexual abuse, authorities and sports organisations are becoming more aware of the need to put necessary measures in place to provide a safe environment for young athletes.
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 consider.
The items included in the template are suggestions only, and should be adapted to the specific nature of the event and the club/organisation. As with the general risk assessment, after the hazards have been identified, the specific risks to children should be pinpointed.
Learn more about the Swiss Football Association safeguarding tools of all stakeholders implicated in football practice, training, and/or management. You can find videos, flyers, and guidelines for child, staff and coach safeguarding in football.
Self-Assessment Tool of the NSPCC's Child Protection in Sport Unit, in order for organisations to analyse whether they are doing everything to keep children and young people safe in sport.
UNICEF has published a step-by-step guidance for businesses on how to set up their onw, internal child safeguarding policies, in order to ensure the safety and rights of children that come into contact wiht the organisation or its products and services.