Children have the right to freely express their views and participate in decisions that affect their lives (Art. 12 and 13 of the Convention in the Rights of the Child). Adults working with children in football therefore have a responsibility to encourage and support children’s participation. This includes efforts to keep children and youth safe while involved in football.
Terre des hommes
What is the webinar about?
Children have the right to freely express their views and participate in decisions that affect their lives (Art. 12 and 13 of the Convention in the Rights of the Child).
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.
In the past two years, Terre des hommes (Tdh) has implemented the Keeping Children Safe in Sports project.
This course provides in-depth training for those who require more specialised knowledge, such as child safeguarding focal points and or designated main contacts for child safeguarding who will be managing child-related concerns.
Besides coaches, many people work directly or indirectly with children in football. All of them have the responsibility to be informed about children safeguarding and respond accordingly, when needed. This course will help them in fulfilling this role.
We acknowledge the key role that coaches play in safeguarding children. This specialised course will help coaches to enhance their knowledge and improve child safeguarding practices.
This awareness raising course on child safeguarding in football offers an induction to safeguarding and will be the starting point to reflect on how to keep children safe in football.
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.