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.
Sport Respects Your Rights is a project based at Edge Hill University aimed at promoting awareness around sexual violence, abuse and exploitation in sport. Project owners want to help reduce the stigma around sexual abuse, and promote safe sports to young people.
The International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport is a rights-based reference that orients and supports policy- and decision-making in sport.
Adopted in 1978, the original Charter was perceived as innovative at the time - as it was the first rights-based document to state that “the practice of physical education and sport is a fundamental right for all”.
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.