A successful conclusion for the ACTIVE capacity building workshop on child protection policies in sports

Monday 8 November 2021

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In recent years, the world of sport witnessed an escalation in the number of cases of violence against minors within sports environments. In Italy in particular, the lack of legal frameworks and protection policies specific for sports makes it difficult to prevent and report the abuses.

In order to bring to light these issues, within the ACTIVE project CESIE held an online training course for sports professionals working with children. During the meetings, the participants had the opportunity to hear the testimony of children’s rights experts, who offered a complete overview of child safeguarding policies in the field of sports. Participants learned to recognise the different forms of abuse that occur against children, focusing on the risk signals and potential threats occurring in the field of sport.

Thanks to group activities and the analysis of case studies, sports professionals learned new tools and techniques to actively prevent and counteract violence and discrimination andcan now implement these procedures within their organisation.

If you missed the training but still want to enhance your competences regarding child protection in sports, take the free online course available on the ACTIVE platform and test the Self-assessment tool on Child Protection Policies in sports to evaluate if your sport club organisation is doing everything possible to keep children safe.


ACTIVE – Focus on children; Strenghtening Policies in Sports and Leisure ACTIVitiEs is a two years project founded by the European Commission Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020). ACTIVE aims at establishing safer environments for children by developing an online self-assessment tool, allowing sports and leisure clubs to identify and address gaps in terms of implementation of Child Protection Polices in their premises.

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Contact Filippo Corbelli: filippo.corbelli@cesie.org

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