Sports

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.

Recommendations on the protection of young athletes and safeguarding children's rights in sport [European Commission]

An expert group (XG) on Good Governance was set up in 2015 to produce recommendations on this key topic. The XG held its first meeting on 16 October 20214 and began its work on the protection of minors deliverable on 23 February 2016, followed by further discussions on 12 May and 14 July.

UNICEF helps children with disabilities in sports activities [Video]

UNICEF and the Olympic Committee for Children with Disabilities signed a co-operation agreement on the inclusion of children with disabilities in sports activities.

This cooperation agreement provides comprehensive and inclusive sports activities, direct health services and early childhood development for 6-8 year olds and young people with intellectual disabilities.

Recommendations on the protection of young athletes and safeguarding children's rights in sport [European Union]

An expert group (XG) on Good Governance was set up in 2015 to produce recommendations on this key topic. The XG held its first meeting on 16 October 20214 and began its work on the protection of minors deliverable on 23 February 2016, followed by further discussions on 12 May and 14 July.

The Council of Europe's code of conduct and ethics in Sport

The Council of Europe has put together guidance and examples of Code of Conduct in sports.

 

"Guiding principle

One of the most popular instruments to protect children’s safety in sport is the code of conduct for all people involved in sport.

Indeed, many of the available normative frameworks mention this instrument as a suitable tool in the prevention of sexual violence in sport. Promoting ethical guidelines, a code of conduct, ethical leadership or an acceptable standard of behavior is recommended in all documents.

International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport [UNESCO]

The International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport  is a rights-based reference that orients and supports policy- and decision-making in sport.

Adopted in 1978, the original Charter was perceived as innovative at the time - as it was the first rights-based document to state that “the practice of physical education and sport is a fundamental right for all”.