Safeguarding Essentials course now available in French and Spanish
The Safeguarding Essentials course is an introduction to essential safeguarding knowledge for sport; the course explains what safeguarding is, why it is important, and how you can help reduce safeguarding risks and respond appropriately to any safeguarding concerns.
The 90-minute course is divided into three 30-minute sessions and explains how safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility.
It is important to know that completing this education programme will not guarantee sporting environments and activities to be 100% safe for children and adults. Inappropriately designed programmes and poor operational management can put children and adults at risk of harm.
By taking this course, it is hoped that the risk of harm can be identified and reduced and that everyone can participate in sport in a safe and supportive environment, free from all forms of abuse, harassment and exploitation.
The course was developed by the International Safeguards for Children in Sport, with support of the Australian Government (Team Up), the Commonwealth Games Federation, the International Ice Hockey Federation, the International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev), the International Skating Union, the International Ski and Snowboard Federation, the International Tennis Federation, and World Netball.
The course was originally developed with the generous support of FIFA, and has been revised to suit a more general sport audience. It is suitable for everyone.