From October 2020 to March 2021, UEFA and Terre des hommes ran three in-depth child safeguarding workshops for national football associations. A total of 54 national associations enrolled specialists, child safeguarding focal points, in the workshops to improve their knowledge and plan activities to advance child safeguarding in their countries.
Monitoring implementation of safeguarding
A general risk assessment should be conducted every year. It aims to identify risks and the necessary actions to reduce or remove them. Conducting a regular risk assessment also helps to implement the child safeguarding policy – depending on the actions identified, these can be incorporated into a child safeguarding action plan.
This form can be used to evaluate progress on implementing safeguarding procedures and processes. It is not an audit and should ideally be completed by the child safeguarding focal point, together with other club/organisation staff members. The form can be used in the development of an action plan to improve safeguarding practices and monitor progress.
The self-evaluation form is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations.
Self-Assessment Tool of the NSPCC's Child Protection in Sport Unit, in order for organisations to analyse whether they are doing everything to keep children and young people safe in sport.
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This document details eight safeguards that should be put in place by any organisation providing sports activities to children and young people. Reflecting international legal and child protection standards and good practice, these Safeguards have been informed by research conducted by Brunel University with a diverse range of perspectives from different countries and have been piloted by organisations all over the world.
The eight safeguards are:
UNICEF has published a step-by-step guidance for businesses on how to set up their onw, internal child safeguarding policies, in order to ensure the safety and rights of children that come into contact wiht the organisation or its products and services.