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UEFA Online course: Awareness raising on child safeguarding in football

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.

 

What topics does the course cover?

The course outlines key concepts in safeguarding and highlights our joint responsibility to make football a safe environment for children.

More specifically, it focuses on:

  • Defining safeguarding in the context of football

How is UEFA developing grassroots football across Europe?

A wide range of programmes ensure UEFA continues to encourage new players to take up the sport. We look at six key initiatives.

UEFA will invest €44 million into grassroots football development over the next four years, providing its national associations with the finances, tools and guidance to provide opportunities for players of all ages and abilities to play the game in an enjoyable, safe environment.

Action plan and progress form [UEFA]

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

Template: Specific risk assessments (activities) [UEFA]

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.