safe in sport


We are 140+ organisations on 6 continents with 1 goal: All children, everywhere, safe in sport

Be part of our global movement determined to end abuse in sport. Take the pledge to protect children whenever and wherever they play sport.

August 8th is #SafeSportDay 2024

Let’s make 2024 our biggest year yet! Start working with your communication lead now to plan your activity for August 8th.

You can use the day to announce your latest safeguarding initiative, or the work you have been doing over the last year to make sport safer.

It’s a good idea to appoint someone as your safeguarding ambassador for the day – and ask your athletes to share videos about the importance of safe sport for  them. 

Find everything you need in our Safe Sport Day Social Media Toolkit.

We also have a version in Portuguese: Guia para Mídias Sociais


Why our movement is so important

When participating in sport, from grassroots to elite, children face the possibility of abuse – from coaches, from staff and from other athletes. The impact of that abuse can last a lifetime.

It is every child’s right to be safe during sport, and it is every organisation’s responsibility to protect those children. 

Safeguarding is how we prevent abuse. We offer guidance and resources to help all sporting organisations on their safeguarding journey.

Want to learn what safeguarding is? Read more here.


What you can do

Take the pledge

It’s up to each of us to make sport a safe space for every child, everywhere. Take the pledge to protect children whenever and wherever they play sport.

Read the 8 Safeguards

The 8 Safeguards help keep children safe in sport.

You can also take our self-audit to help you understand how your organisation is doing with regards to each of the eight Safeguards.

Search our resources

Wherever you are on your safeguarding journey, we have resources that can help you move forwards.

Search for what you're looking for, in a range of themes and languages

“I know how the power of sport can improve lives, but also what the horrible impact can be when things go wrong. The more organisations can do to make sport safe, the greater the world of sport will be. Participating in sport should be a positive, empowering experience. We all need to embrace the safeguards and make sport safe for children.”

Amanda Dlamini, South Africa National Soccer and World Cup Player

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