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.
Prevention of child abuse
Ideally, clubs/organisations should develop a policy for the use of changing facilities and showers to reduce the risk of both child-to-child and adult-to-child misconduct or
abuse. Children are particularly vulnerable in these areas as they are in various stages of undress and are less supervised than at other times.
Learn more about the Swiss Football Association safeguarding tools of all stakeholders implicated in football practice, training, and/or management. You can find videos, flyers, and guidelines for child, staff and coach safeguarding in football.
Policies, procedures, and toolkit for child and adult safeguarding in football from the Turkish Football Federation. The policies and procedures were compiled based on a thorough revision of international legislation and frameworks.
The Irish FA shares its safeguarding policy, the club booklet version of the policy and a poster for information, education, and awareness.
Introduction /extract from the document
As part of the FA safeguarding children strategy, The FA requires those working in eligible roles with children and young people to pass a criminal records check. This is in line with legislation and government guidance and is standard practice.
The FA provides the framework and guidance for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in football and the leagues and clubs then have to implement this to ensure that those who are required to have checks done, do so.
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This training kit provides information and training content to help those in positions of influence in the field of sport to prevent and react to situations of potential sexual violence in sport.
It aims to help trainers / instructors, sport leaders, coaches, physical education teachers, etc. to:
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The article provides 10 tips on how to keep children and vulnerable adults safe in sports. This includes making safeguarding a priority, conducting an honest assessment, and embedding a culture of safeguarding.
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The first Child Safeguarding Standards were launched over 12 years ago by a coalition of relief and development charities that later became known as Keeping Children Safe.
Since then there has been a growing recognition that, as well as risks to children from staff and associates, inappropriately designed programmes and poor operational management can also create the possibility of risks to children.