Request – We would very much like you to take 10 minutes to complete a survey about safeguarding in sport.
In 2012, a group of organisations working in sport, sport for development, child protection, and international development, came together to explore how to make sport safer for children around the world. As a result of these initial discussions, a coalition of more than 60 organisations are now working together at international, national and local levels, aiming to make all sport safer for children. Together, these organisations make up the International Safeguarding Children in Sport Initiative.
The initiative has produced 3 key resources to support safeguarding in sport:
• The International Safeguards for Children in Sport
• A Guide for Organisations working with Children in Sport
• A Guide for Organisations responsible for the Governance of Sport
Now these resources have been developed, the initiative is moving on to a new phase of work, aiming to support as many organisations as possible to embark on their own journey to strengthen safeguarding within their organisation.
The International Advisory Board is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the International Safeguarding Children in Sport strategy. This is supported by 3 Working Groups:
• Advocacy and communications on policy and practice: to ensure relevant organisations know about the International Safeguards and are encouraged to strengthen safeguarding
• Quality assurance and access to training and support: to ensure organisations know where to go for quality support and advice as they make their way on their safeguarding journey
• Research, MEL and improvement of resources: to ensure the resources stay up to date and relevant, and that we measure their impact
To support this work, we are conducting a survey to identify:
• The current status of safeguarding in sport around the world
• Areas in which organisations could benefit from support, resources and advocacy
• Compelling examples of the impact of safeguarding
Why should you take part?
• It will only take 10 minutes to complete
• It is very important that we capture the experiences of people working in safeguarding to ensure that we can be as effective as possible
• Your data will remain completely anonymous and confidential
• Your participation is voluntary and you have the right to withdraw at any time
• A report will be shared with participants which summarises the key findings
If you have any questions, please contact Dr Daniel Rhind (firstname.lastname@example.org).