Supportive environments positively impact participation, performance, and personal development of young football players. Since 2020, the UEFA Social & Environmental Sustainability Division has taken significant strides in relation to good governance and human rights, including child rights. All UEFA member associations have a designated child and youth protection officer in place and whilst more than half of the associations have a policy, others are working towards this goal.
Awareness raising and education
Webinar summary: The profile of under-18s and how to communicate effectively with them in football settings
Adults working with children and young people in football are responsible for ensuring a safe, and empowering environment for all children and youth to play football. This includes planning developmentally appropriate and inclusive opportunities to play and enjoy the game.
Children have the right to freely express their views and participate in decisions that affect their lives (Art. 12 and 13 of the Convention in the Rights of the Child). Adults working with children in football therefore have a responsibility to encourage and support children’s participation. This includes efforts to keep children and youth safe while involved in football.
What is the webinar about?
Children have the right to freely express their views and participate in decisions that affect their lives (Art. 12 and 13 of the Convention in the Rights of the Child).
This online course was developed by Terre des hommes, within the "Keeping Children Safe in Sports" project. The project aims to promote child safeguarding in sports and summer camp settings in Romania and Greece, however, this knowledge can be applied in all other sport settings.
In the past two years, Terre des hommes (Tdh) has implemented the Keeping Children Safe in Sports project.
Webinar recording: Gender dimension of the sale and sexual abuse and exploitation in sport of boys and children who identify outside of the gender binary
Updated on 11.11.2021
You can watch the recording of the webinar in the video below.
In the fight to protect children from sexual abuse, authorities and sports organisations are becoming more aware of the need to put necessary measures in place to provide a safe environment for young athletes.
This is the fifth webinar in a series organised in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint project "Child Safeguarding in Sport (CSiS)".
The webinar was presented by German Sports Youth (German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)). It took place on Thursday, 4 February 2021, from 10.00 to 12.00 CET. Watch the recording of the webinar below.
This was the third webinar in a series organised in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint project "Child Safeguarding in Sport (CSiS)".
The webinar was presented by Ministry of Education and Culture (Sports Division), Finland. It took place on Tuesday, 26 January 2021, from 10.00 to 12.00 CET.
Watch below the recording of the webinar.