June 01, 2016
The ARISF Council at its meeting during the Sport Accord Convention discussed the importance of keeping sport safe for children and took the decision to promote the UNICEF Safeguards for Children in Sport to its 35 Member Federations.
The Safeguards have been developed by UNICEF in partnership with over 50 organisations, including ARISF Member the International Netball Federation and may be used by all sporting organisations who work with children or vulnerable adults to assess and enhance their policies and practice.
The Safeguards aim to:
1. Help create a safe sporting environment for children wherever they participate and at whatever level
2. Provide a benchmark to assist sports providers and funders to make informed decisions
3. Promote good practice and challenge practice that is harmful to children
4. Provide clarity on safeguarding children to all involved in sport
The safeguards may be found here