This online course was developed by Terre des hommes, within the "Keeping Children Safe in Sports" project. The project aims to promote child safeguarding in sports and summer camp settings in Romania and Greece, however, this knowledge can be applied in all other sport settings.
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.
"Children need us to keep them safe while they do sports" - this is the message of the campaign carried out by Terre des hommes in Romania, within the European project Keeping Children Safe in Sports.
Terre des hommes, together with its partners - the Romanian Football Federation and the Romanian Gymnastics Federation - and with the official support of the National Authority for the Protection of the Rights of the Child and Adoption (Romania) aims to improve the standards on child protection in sport.
To "keep children safe in sports" means to prevent and respond to any form by which the child can be negatively affected – emotionally, verbally or physically – during physical training or when they practice performance or recreational sports. Terre des hommes (Tdh) has launched in October 2019 a unique European project, aimed to promote child safeguarding policies in sports settings in Romania and Greece, as a means to protect and safeguard children.
Six months into the "Keeping children safe in sports" project, carried out by Terre des hommes in Romania and Greece
In October 2019, Terre des hommes (Tdh) launched a unique European project, aimed at promoting child safeguarding policies in sports settings in Romania and Greece, as a means to protect and safeguard children. Through this project, Tdh has committed to make sure that children and young people benefit from special safeguarding policies when practicing various sports. This is how the project activities began and how they evolved.
Move Together project led to creating a community of practice that contributed to enhancing the necessary skills and knowledge in order to offer children and youngsters psych-social support with the help of sports and to raise their self-esteem and resilience.
[Romania] Child Safeguarding in Sport Promoted by Roman Bürki, Terre des hommes Ambassador and Goalkeeper at Borussia Dortmund
Roman Bürki, Terre des hommes ambassador and goalkeeper of the German football club Borussia Dortmund, visited Romania from 22 to 24 May 2019 to get acquainted with Terre des hommes’ projects and to promote the need to keep children safe in sport.
"Every child has the right to a safe childhood, to play and be safe, and not to worry about anything else", said footballer Roman Bürki.