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.
This article by Richard Bush "sets out the key aspects of the FIFA Guardians toolkit, providing some commentary on the document and some further steps that international governing bodies might see fit to take in respect of safeguarding and child protection. Specifically, it looks at:
Sport must be a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for all children, especially to achieve protection outcomes in sport for development projects.
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.
UNICEF has long recognized that there is great value in children’s sport and play, and has been a consistent proponent of these activities in its international development and child protection work. Health, educational achievement and social benefits are just some of the many desirable outcomes associated with organized physical activity.
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.
Discover how sports coaches can engage, communicate and understand the positive contributions that parents can play in sport. From how best work with parents to, how to involve parents and recognise their involve is a positive factor in their child’s participation in sport, resulting in a positive experience for all involved.
Dr Camilla Knight describes the critical roles that parents play in supporting their children through their sporting journey. This includes the emotional support parents offer as children learn about winning and losing and ensuring they are a positive role model through their behaviour at competitions and when playing sport themselves.
What does Inclusion in Sport really mean? This article highlights important pillars and guidelines for inclusion.