The IWF has partnered with Everton Football Club to help make the Internet a safer place. The IWF is an independent, non-profit organisation that works internationally to stop the revictimization of child sexual abuse victims and to make the Internet a safer place. We provide the UK Hotline for reporting child sexual abuse content. Our expert analysts assess more than 1,000 webpages containing illicit content every week, and help victims by removing and stopping the upload and sharing of these images on the web.
This document details eight safeguards that should be put in place by any organisation providing sports activities to children and young people. Reflecting international legal and child protection standards and good practice, these Safeguards have been informed by research conducted by Brunel University with a diverse range of perspectives from different countries and have been piloted by organisations all over the world.
The eight safeguards are:
The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has launched a series of podcasts to share safeguarding guidance and best practice. The first 2 episodes have been released as part of Parents in Sport Week 2018, featuring sports parents and discussing how they contribute to their child's sport, the needs children of different age have related to sport, we well as how sport clubs can work with parents to provide them relevant information and support.
Check the link below to access available podcasts.
Move Together project led to creating a community of practice that contributed to enhancing the necessary skills and knowledge in order to offer children and youngsters psych-social support with the help of sports and to raise their self-esteem and resilience.
Sexual abuse happens in sport too. It is hard for children to talk. Video clip to call public authorities and the sport movement to give children a voice and stop child sexual abuse in sport. Produced by the Council of Europe with the support of the European Union in the framework of ProSafeSport . starttotalk.org
'It's our game, not yours'
This video shows several children involved in different sports describing how the behaviour of parents and spectators deteriorates when they wear their ‘magic sports kit’ – that is, when they compete.
The young people talk about a range of bad adult behaviours and how these negatively affect them. They then describe and promote positive behaviour.
As UEFA partners, Terre des hommes participated in the UEFA Champions Festival, which took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, from May 24 until 27. The UEFA Champions Festival is an annual event held in the host city of the UEFA Champions League Final in the days surrounding the game. See a photo gallery from our activities at the Festival.
Terre des hommes Moldova provided training on child protection systems and safeguarding policy in sports during a seminar for teachers, leaders, and coaches under the ‘Open Fun Football Schools’ (OFFS) project and ‘Sport - School – Police’ (SSP) project, organized by the Moldovan Football Federation and the General Police Inspectorate, between 31 July and 4 August 2019.
The European week of sports celebrates its 5th edition this year; and 2019 brings a success story – after a long struggle with documentation, the first refugee in Greece got the official authorisation to play professional football. However, many of the 30,000 young refugees are experiencing disconnection from loved ones and have been exposed to traumatic experiences. They struggle to access to services such as healthcare and education.
The article below was written by Maddie Grounds, content writer for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration solicitors that help undocumented migrants to regulate their status in the UK.
The views expressed are that of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of ChildHub.