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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…
From 10 to 14 August 2020, 48 volunteer leaders and coaches from the Open Fun Football Schools in Moldova participated in two seminars, organised in cooperation with the Moldovan Football Federation, Cross Cultures, General Police Inspectorate of…
Children have the right to participate in sport in a safe and enjoyable environment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The International Safeguards for Children in Sport initiative declared 8 August to be Safer Sport Day, aiming to raise…

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Football is the most popular participation sport in the world for kids— and for good reason. It’s fun and a great opportunity for children to make new friends, develop their technique, and learn valuable qualities such as fair play, teamwork, and…
The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has released the recording of the webinar discussing sexual offending and the grooming and entrapment process, looking at what this means for the sporting environment and outlining actions…
The Sporting Chance Forum 2019 (SCF 2019) was convened on 21-22 November at the United Nations (UN) Palais des Nations in Geneva during the week that commemorated the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). SCF 2019…

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SportWorks TALKS invites Iris Hugo-Bouvier &Fanny Bellier for a live webinar: “Child safeguarding in football” Tuesday, October 27th at 4pm (CET)  Football, as other sports, is fun and a great opportunity for children to make new friends and…
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.   What topics…
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…

#SportWorksTALKS: “Child safeguarding in football” – Iris Hugo-Bouvier & Fanny Bellier

Football is the most popular participation sport in the world for kids— and for good reason. It’s fun and a great opportunity for children to make new friends, develop their technique, and learn valuable qualities such as fair play, teamwork, and commitment. Unfortunately, unsafe sports settings can put children at risk of neglect, physical, emotional and even sexual abuse.