On August 8th organisations from the around the world will celebrate Safer Sport Day and ‘Take the Pledge’ – committing to actively working towards implementing safeguarding that ensure all children are safe in sport. 

The Safer Sport Day is championed by the International Safeguards for Children in Sport Initiative, a coalition of over 60 organisations working to make sport safer for children all over the world. The day’s theme for 2020 is ‘Take the Pledge’ with participating organisations asked to commit to embedding a set of safeguards across their work.

Sport is a powerful tool in creating social change. It can educate and empower children, can build self-esteem and can reach children in ways very few other platforms can. However in order to fulfil this potential sport must first be a safe space for children everywhere.  

The International Safeguards for Children in Sport Initiative was first launched at the Beyond Sport summit in Johannesburg in October 2014. It details 8 safeguards that should be put in place by any organisation working with children in sport. 

The safeguards are available in 11 languages and have been developed with the input from organisations across 6 continents. The Initiative is made up of a range of organisations, from international federations to local grassroots organisations, the safeguards are designed to be adapted and implemented in any sport organisation.

To find out more information visit Safe in Sport and on the 8th of the 8th join us and ‘Take the Pledge’ to make sport safe for all children. 

more than just a game is a proud member of the International Safeguards for Children in Sport Initiative. 

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