This paper focuses on the potential impacts of COVID-19 on children associated with sport. It was compiled based on the input of 37 experts and practitioners in the fields of child rights, protection, and safeguarding in sport.
Truth Project Thematic Report "Child sexual abuse in sports" presents the Inquiry’s (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) research findings about experiences of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in sports and the response of institutions to such abuse.
The FA encourages the appropriate use of social media to help run your teams and leagues, communicate with players (via their parents/carers when under-16), and appoint referees, log results and much more.
Whatever way we communicate with children the safeguarding principles remain the same. Retaining boundaries is just as important online as it is offline.
If you have a role in football then always make sure communications to children are relevant to your role – focus on the football, don’t share personal info or comments.
Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Through our health, protection and emergency relief programmes, Tdh provide assistance to over four million children and their families in more than 40 countries each year.
This is a toolkit developed by FIFA, for its member organisations in order to establish guiding principles and minimum rquirements that will help leaders and organisers in football to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for children. The toolkit is part of FIFA's overall committment to safeguard children and will be supplemented with further guidance, templates, knowledge-sharing and training to support members.
This form can be used to plan the actions required to meet minimum child safeguarding requirements and to further develop safeguarding procedures. It should be completed annually, but reviewed regularly (every three months is recommended). The progress shown in the self-evaluation form should inform the actions required in this form.
The form is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations.
This is a sample referral flowchart. These flowcharts are useful to show the pathway to handle cases of concern. It should be adapted by clubs/organisations to reflect the national context and discussions with local child protection services.
The template is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations.
This is a template for a referral form to report safeguarding incidents to outside organisations, such as the police or child protection services. If a referral is made by phone, a referral form should always be subsequently completed and sent, so that there is a written record.
The template for the referral form is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations.
Photographs, films, video clips and social media are a great way to publicise football activities and programmes. They can be used to celebrate achievements, promote
activities and keep people updated. Footage might also be recorded for performance development and analysis.
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.