These UEFA guidelines set out competition-specific child and youth protection guidance for event organisers, event child safeguarding leads and/or child and youth protection officers when staging competitions and/or events with the participation of children and young people.
The document represents a further step in strengthening the protection for children and youth participating in football. They are informed by internal and external consultation between April 2022 and May 2023 and complement the UEFA Child and Youth Protection Policy and Toolkit.
The guidelines aim to promote and ensure a safe and inclusive environment for children and youth, but also for staff, volunteers participating in football events in Europe. The aim is to minimise the risk to children and youth and clearly indicate who is the lead responsible designated for managing any safeguarding allegations, concerns, or complaints.