Child abuse can be when someone does something harmful, or does not provide for or protect, a child or young person. Child abuse can cause long-lasting emotional, physical and behavioural damage.
Sport is a particularly vulnerable area for potential child abuse because it:
- involves a large number of people under the age of 18
- can involve overnight and away trips (e.g. training camps or competitions)
- usually involves close relationships between adults and children, where the adults are in positions of trust and able to assert authority and power over children.
This section provides information on:
It is important that people working with children are aware of the indicators of abuse and have...
The four main types of child abuse are: Sexual abuse/sexual misconduct Any sexual act or sexual...
Sporting organisations should put in place strategies to develop child safe environments and...
Fundamental to every child-safe environment is the recruitment of staff and volunteers who are...
Sporting personnel need to be aware that because of the large number of children participating in...