Webinar series: Up your game, strengthen your squad! [Council of Europe & European Union]

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Council of Europe

Join a series of webinars organised by the Council of Europe to find out how different countries in Europe have set up their child safeguarding strategies and roles.

Effective child safeguarding policies are essential to prevent and respond to any form of violence and abuse in sport. In particular, the creation of the Child Safeguarding Officer role can strongly contribute to ensure that children are always in a safe, positive and empowering sport environment.

For example, their independence from the boards of organisations reduces the obstacles to reporting not only for children, but for anyone in the organisation, ensuring a safer, more child-centred environment. At the local level, Child Safeguarding Officers can be a great direct support to coaches, children, parents and all local actors when putting in place and complying to the necessary safeguarding standards in their club or organisation.

This series of webinars, organised in the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint project "Child Safeguarding in Sport (CSiS)", will showcase five successfully implemented systems of Child Safeguarding Officers.

The webinars will be moderated by Clotilde Talleu (Senior Project Officer) and Laszlo Foldi (Consultant on Human Rights and Democracy).

You are invited to join the following five webinars. Please register here.


Webinar 1: Overview of child safeguarding in sport in Ireland from national to grass roots level

Wednesday, 13 January 2021: 15.30 – 17.30 CET

Presented by: Sport Ireland


Webinar 2: A day in the life of a Safeguarding Lead Officer

Thursday, 21 January 2021: 15.00-17.00 CET

Presented by: NSPCC - Child Protection in Sport Unit, UK


Webinar 3: You are not alone - a model for safeguarding children in sports

Tuesday, 26 January 2021: 10.00-12.00 CET

Presented by: Ministry of Education and Culture (Sports Division), Finland


Webinar 4: Safeguarding Children in Sport: from research to action

Thursday, 28 January 2021: 12.00-14.00 CET

Presented by: NOC*NSF, The Netherlands


Webinar 5: The “step-model” to prevent sexual violence in sport

Thursday, 4 February 2021: 10.00-12.00 CET

Presented by: German Sports Youth (German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB))