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.

UEFA awareness raising materials on child and youth protection: leaflet, posters, and content for social media

Awareness-raising is the activity of informing and educating as many people as possible about a topic; in our case, about child and youth safeguarding in football. Through the dissemination of the awareness-raising materials, we wish to improve general understanding of the topic as well as to mobilise everyone to bring about the necessary changes in attitudes and behaviour. We also wish to empower those working with children and young people in football activities to protect their rights, and help prevent and respond to any form of harm or abuse.

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).