How can we protect athletes from abuse?

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How can we protect athletes from abuse?

In the fight to protect children from sexual abuse, authorities and sports organisations are becoming more aware of the need to put necessary measures in place to provide a safe environment for young athletes.

One of the questions they need to answer is how to implement safer recruitment processes that ensure the suitability of people who work with children? This is also in line with the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Convention which sets out measures to ensure that professionals in regular contact with children (including in sport) are properly screened.

Criminal record checks are one method that can help sports organisations make safe recruitment decisions. But how do they work? Are they used widely throughout European countries? What legal frameworks are needed? What challenges do they present?

Please fill in the registration form for the CC Webinar entitled "Checking criminal records as a tool to protect children in sport"

You are kindly requested to fill in the registration form by noon on 2 June.

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