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.
Training and capacity development
This course provides in-depth training for those who require more specialised knowledge, such as child safeguarding focal points and or designated main contacts for child safeguarding who will be managing child-related concerns.
Besides coaches, many people work directly or indirectly with children in football. All of them have the responsibility to be informed about children safeguarding and respond accordingly, when needed. This course will help them in fulfilling this role.
We acknowledge the key role that coaches play in safeguarding children. This specialised course will help coaches to enhance their knowledge and improve child safeguarding practices.
The Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) is one of the eleven UEFA member associations that were selected to participate in the UEFA child safeguarding mentoring programme. UEFA and Terre des hommes (Tdh) launched the six-month long pilot programme in January 2021, aiming to individually support the national associations in their child safeguarding efforts and strengthen the existing safeguards.
The Romanian Football Federation launches their e-learning platform for the development of sports and safeguarding
The Romanian Football Federation launched this April the National Football Academy (NFA), which aims to become the most significant provider of educational programs in sports in Romania. The Academy plans to build capacity through specialised education and thereby to contribute to the professionalization of sports specialists. In doing so, NFA aims to contribute to the development of sports organizations generally as well supporting the sustainable development of football in Romania.
From October 2020 to March 2021, UEFA and Terre des hommes ran three in-depth child safeguarding workshops for national football associations. A total of 54 national associations enrolled specialists, child safeguarding focal points, in the workshops to improve their knowledge and plan activities to advance child safeguarding in their countries.
UEFA a lansat un proiect pentru protecția copilului în fotbal în parteneriat cu Terre des hommes pentru a ajuta asociațiile membre UEFA și alte părți interesate din fotbal să îți reîmprospăteze cunoștințele și aptitudinile cu privire la protecția copilului.
The Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) has taken the initiative to translate the child safeguarding online courses developed by UEFA and Terre des hommes into Dutch. This allows them to promote the e-learnings in the Belgian Football clubs, elite football schools and national youth teams as part of the Belgian Child Safeguarding Programme.