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New study on safeguarding children in sport

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New study on safeguarding children in sport

A new study from the European Commission highlights the importance of sporting organisations ensuring adequate safeguards for preventing children from being harmed and bullied.

Children may need more protection from sporting organisations.

The topic of safe sport, and safe sport for children in particular, has gained significant attention in recent years. Millions of children across the EU participate in different sport activities on a regular basis. There is widespread evidence on the positive benefits of regular sport participation for children such as improved physical and mental wellbeing, personal and educational development and social inclusion. However, recent cases of violence against children in the media have highlighted the importance of ensuring that organisations offering sport to young people implement adequate safeguarding procedures to reduce the risks of children being harmed.

This study provides a mapping of initiatives in the EU and includes a series of best practice examples at national and international level.


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European Commission


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 09:53