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Evaluating the impacts of working towards the International Safeguards for Children in Sport

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posted on 20.06.2019 by Daniel Rhind, Frank Owusu-Sekyere
In this paper, the authors evaluate a global strategy to safeguard children against abuse in sport. The experiences of people within 32 of the organisations who were working towards the International Safeguards for Children in Sport were captured over a two-year study. At the organisational level, self-audits demonstrated that progress was made during the project by deliverers (who worked directly with children) from having 45% to 64% of the Safeguards fully in place. Governors (who governed other organisations which worked directly with children) improved on the same figure from 25% to 53%. Progress was also identified using the concept of Activation States through in-depth interviews at the start and end of the project. Positive changes were found at the personal level with respect to people’s feelings, knowledge and behaviours related to safeguarding as well as how safeguarding is discussed in the organisation. Group discussions also revealed changes with respect to how children, coaches, parents and the broader community were behaving with respect to safeguarding. An increase in the number of disclosures was also identified as an important impact of the project. The International Safeguards for Children in Sport are now endorsed by 125 organisations who work with a total of over 35 million children. The implications of these findings are discussed along with the future directions of work in this area.

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School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Sport Management Review

Volume

23

Issue

1

Pages

104-116

Citation

RHIND, D.J. and OWUSU-SEKYERE, F., 2019. Evaluating the impacts of working towards the International Safeguards for Children in Sport. Sport Management Review, 23(1), pp. 104-116.

Publisher

Elsevier © Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Sport Management Review and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2019.05.009

Acceptance date

26/05/2019

Publication date

2019-06-04

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1441-3523

Language

en

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