Best Practices Guide on Keeping Children Safe in Sports

The Guide was produced in the framework of the "Keeping Children Safe in Sports" project. Its aim is to document the process of how sports organisations and summer camps can introduce and successfully implement child safeguarding policies within their organisations. The publication is based on interviews with Romanian and Greek professionals, who went through this process in the project. 

Ukrainian Association of Football approved its Child Safeguarding Policy

In December 2021, the UAF Executive Committee approved the UAF Child Safeguarding Policy (under 18 years of age).

This policy confirms the desire of the Ukrainian Association of Football to create conditions for safe football and children’s participation in football-related activities, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, social origin, religion, ability or disability, etc.

Child safeguarding in football program [Royal Belgian Football Association]

Safeguarding of children should be high on the agenda of every organisation that works with children. 

The Royal Belgian Football association (RBFA), the regional federations Voetbal Vlaanderen and ACFF and the Pro League, the organisation of professional football, are aware of their important role to safeguard children who play football regardless of their level (amateur/elite). 

Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations [Turkish]

The Turkish Football Federation translated the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations. You can download the document here or below. The toolkit was developed by UEFA and Terre des hommes to help UEFA member associations protect and safeguard children from abuse and respond to any concerns. 

The toolkit is built around 5 goals:

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.