International

FIFA Guardians and why international federations should play a greater role in safeguarding sport

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:

"Up to Us" FIFA Guardians

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.

Video: The role of parents in supporting children and young people in sport [NSPCC]

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.