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Webinar recording: A day in the life of a Safeguarding Lead Officer

The webinar was presented by NSPCC - Child Protection in Sport Unit, UK. It took place on Thursday, 21 January 2021, from 15.00 to 17.00 CET. Register here.

This was the second webinar in a series organised in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint project "Child Safeguarding in Sport (CSiS)".

Watch below the recording of the webinar.

Football unites to promote the play safe message [English Football Association]

The whole of football in England – at every level – joined forces to promote ‘Play Safe’, a national campaign to focus attention on the vital importance of safeguarding in football. 

Play Safe is officially supported by the NSPCC and will run on a designated weekend every season from now on.

At the heart of the campaign are three short films to emphasise the importance of safeguarding for key groups of people, crucially children themselves. As you’ll see, England men’s and women’s players are right behind Play Safe too.

I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse in football. Should I waive my anonymity? [The FA/ English Football Association]

The FA Survivor Support and Safeguarding Advisory Group (FASSSAG) has developed guidance (download below) to help adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in football come to a decision on whether to waive their anonymity or not. It is based on the lived experience of former footballers and is intended to help adult survivors come to a decision that’s not only right for them, but for those around them too.

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.