FIFA launches major new global education programme to strengthen and build safeguarding capacity across football

  • FIFA Guardians™ develops first-ever global safeguarding in sport education programme
  • New FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma aims to professionalise the role of safeguarding officers and raise safeguarding standards
  • Programme available to all 211 FIFA member associations and anyone working or volunteering in grassroots or professional sport
  • Become a FIFA Guardian – visit

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FIFA Guardians continues momentum with PACE child safeguarding and protection panel

Following the recent launch of the #SafeHome campaign, a joint initiative by FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission to support women and children at risk of domestic violence, FIFA representatives joined leading policy makers and youth ambassadors this week to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child protection and safeguarding.

"Up to Us" FIFA Guardians

This is a toolkit developed by FIFA, for its member organisations in order to establish guiding principles and minimum rquirements that will help leaders and organisers in football to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for children. The toolkit is part of FIFA's overall committment to safeguard children and will be supplemented with further guidance, templates, knowledge-sharing and training to support members.