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Countdown to Safer Sport Day 2020

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Countdown to Safer Sport Day 2020

We celebrate Safer Sport Day on August 8th. The theme for this year is 'Take the Pledge', encouraging organisations working with children to have safeguards across their work.

On the 8th of August, sports organisations around the world will be celebrating Safer Sport Day.

Championed by the International Safeguards for Children in Sport Initiative, a coalition of more than 60 organisations working together to make sport safer for children, Safer Sport Day is about raising awareness and taking action. The International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev) is also a part of this coalition.

The theme for 2020 is ‘Take the Pledge’. Organisations working with children in sport are asked to signal their commitment, by pledging to embed safeguarding across their work.

We know that sport can educate and empower children. It can help them build essential life skills and better futures while driving sustainable social change - but sport can only do this if it is delivered in a safe and supportive environment.

It is every child’s right to be safe during sport, and it is every organisation’s responsibility to protect them. One incident of abuse in sport is one too many.

Safer Sport Day 2020 aims to highlight this issue and connect organisations to the resources they need to strengthen safeguarding in their work.

The International Safeguards for Children in Sport is a free resource, designed to guide organisations on their safeguarding journey. Available in 11 languages, the 8 Safeguards were developed with input from organisations across 6 continents. From large International Federations and Agencies, and professional topflight sports clubs, to local grass roots NGOs operating in resource poor settings, but still doing all they can to make sport safer for children – united by a single aim, all children, everywhere, safe in sport.

On the 8th of the 8th, join us in celebrating the 8 Safeguards and Take the Pledge to make sport safer for children. To find out more and join the countdown to Safer Sport Day visit:

#BeAChampionForChildren #SafeInSport #SaferSportDay


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Liz Twyford


Friday, July 31, 2020 - 14:32