UEFA CHILD SAFEGUARDING TOOLKIT

UEFA and Terre des hommes developed a child safeguarding toolkit for European football. With this toolkit we have established guiding principles that will help national associations take measures to protect and safeguard children from abuse and respond to any concerns. Below you will find the full toolkit, as well as its constituent parts shared separately.
This sample children’s behaviour code for away trips and other activities is intended to be a guide. Ideally, children should also be consulted about what is acceptable behaviour, as they are more likely to follow the rules if they have taken part…
This is a sample form to obtain permission from parents for their children to take part in activities and trips or media activities. The template is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations. 
The medical form should be completed before the child leaves for a long trip or overnight event. It should be kept by the accompanying adults in case of an emergency and must be kept confidential. In some countries, children cannot be given…
Ideally, clubs/organisations should develop a policy for the use of changing facilities and showers to reduce the risk of both child-to-child and adult-to-child misconduct or abuse. Children are particularly vulnerable in these areas as they are in…
Travelling to away games and tournaments should be both safe and fun for children. Parents and carers will often worry when their children are away, but careful planning and preparation should help to ease those worries and demonstrate that you have…
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…
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 …
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…
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…
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…