The International Safeguards for Children in Sport initiative declares 8 August to be Safer Sport Day
Children have the right to participate in sport in a safe and enjoyable environment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The International Safeguards for Children in Sport initiative declared 8 August to be Safer Sport Day, aiming to raise awareness of the need to make sport safe for children.
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.
Sport must be a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for all children, especially to achieve protection outcomes in sport for development projects.
The Irish FA shares its safeguarding policy, the club booklet version of the policy and a poster for information, education, and awareness.
The first Child Safeguarding Standards were launched over 12 years ago by a coalition of relief and development charities that later became known as Keeping Children Safe.
Since then there has been a growing recognition that, as well as risks to children from staff and associates, inappropriately designed programmes and poor operational management can also create the possibility of risks to 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.