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.
Join a series of webinars organised by the Council of Europe to find out how different countries in Europe have set up their child safeguarding strategies and roles.
Effective child safeguarding policies are essential to prevent and respond to any form of violence and abuse in sport. In particular, the creation of the Child Safeguarding Officer role can strongly contribute to ensure that children are always in a safe, positive and empowering sport environment.
Пакет по защите детей в европейском футболе был разработан УЕФА в сотрудничестве с организацией Terre des hommes, чтобы помочь ассоциациям-членам УЕФА защитить и уберечь детей от ненадлежащего обращения и реагировать на возникающие проблемы. Учитывая тот факт, что многие национальные ассоциации уже реализуют правильные принципы и, процедуры, а также проводят соответствующее обучение, этот пакет был создан по результатам развернутых консультаций с национальными ассоциациями и экспертами.
La boîte à outils sur la sauvegarde de l’enfance dans le football européen a été conçue par l’UEFA et Terre des hommes pour aider les associations membres de l’UEFA à protéger et à mettre en garde les enfants contre les abus ou les actes de violence et pour apporter des réponses à toutes les questions éventuelles.
Mapping of good practices relating to social inclusion of migrants through sport [European Commission]
The aim of this study is to provide an analytical overview of the types of sports related projects and interventions used to support the social inclusion of migrants and to identify best practice in their design, implementation and measurement. The study used a literature review, stakeholder interviews and an analysis of the key strengths and success factors of relevant projects based on a typology.
This form can be used to plan the actions required to meet minimum child safeguarding requirements and to further develop safeguarding procedures. It should be completed annually, but reviewed regularly (every three months is recommended). The progress shown in the self-evaluation form should inform the actions required in this form.
The form is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations.
This is a sample referral flowchart. These flowcharts are useful to show the pathway to handle cases of concern. It should be adapted by clubs/organisations to reflect the national context and discussions with local child protection services.
The template is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations.
This is a template for a referral form to report safeguarding incidents to outside organisations, such as the police or child protection services. If a referral is made by phone, a referral form should always be subsequently completed and sent, so that there is a written record.
The template for the referral form is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations.
Photographs, films, video clips and social media are a great way to publicise football activities and programmes. They can be used to celebrate achievements, promote
activities and keep people updated. Footage might also be recorded for performance development and analysis.
Although a general risk assessment should be conducted every year, it is always useful to conduct a risk assessment when there is a specific event, such as an overnight trip or a tournament, as it is likely that there will be particular issues to consider.
The items included in the template are suggestions only, and should be adapted to the specific nature of the event and the club/organisation. As with the general risk assessment, after the hazards have been identified, the specific risks to children should be pinpointed.