UNICEF report on violence against children in sport
Wednesday 10 November 2010
A recent study by UNICEF's Innocenti Research Centre states that child protection and violence prevention are not embedded in sport delivery systems, and finds worrying knowledge gaps among sports teachers and coaches. As a result, the report says that the same types of violence and abuse sometimes found in families and communities can also occur in sport and play programmes.
Protecting Children from Violence in Sport looked at bullying, psychological abuse, child labour, trafficking and sexual violence.
The report provides examples of good and poor practice and makes the following recommendations:
- development of structures and systems for eliminating and preventing violence
- education, awareness-raising and training on this subject
- promotion of ethical guidelines and codes of conduct as part of the prevention system
- improved data collection and knowledge generation.
To download the full report, please click here.
Last updated: Friday 19 November 2010