On Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 4 PM UK Time TackleAfrica will be participating in the The Digital Communication Network and World Learning Webinar on Safeguarding in Sport.
The recording of the discussion can be found here.
An outline of the discussion can also be found on Medium.com here.
The topic of safe sports for children has gained significant attention in recent years. Millions of children across the world participate in different sports activities on a regular basis. There is widespread evidence on the benefits of regular sport participation for children such as improved physical and mental well-being, personal and educational development, and social inclusion. However, working with youth comes with an added responsibility of ensuring a safe environment and healthy relationships.
Youth in sports are sometimes at risk of experiencing emotional, sexual, and physical abuse as well as bullying and verbal abuse. It is therefore paramount to have serious, thoughtful discussions about the relationships youth are building through sports, both with adults and peer to peer. These discussions will allow organizations and sports coaches and administrators to understand youth behavior, the risks that they can be exposed to, and ultimately how to design safe and healthy environments.
The webinar will address
• Roles and responsibilities in safeguarding
• Risks and types of abuse and bullying that youth can experience
• How to handle situations when children disclose that they have been abused or bullied
• How to develop safe environments and relationships
• Responsibilities of coaches, parents, and administrators in facilitating healthy spaces for youth
To discuss ways to make sure that children involved in sport have a positive and rewarding experience, the webinar assembled a prestigious panel of experts.
• Kellie Magnus – Country Lead at Fight for Peace, Jamaica
• Dr. Subhomoy Bhaduri – Head of Training at Magic Bus India Foundation, India
• Yianny Ioannou – Director of Operations at TackleAfrica
• Bernie Fox – Child Protection Manager at Ulster Council, United Kingdom
This webinar is part of World Learning’s International Sports Programming Initiative for Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa Program (ISPI) —Virtual Together program, a series of virtual events, launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
ISPI is a program of U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy division. The series aims to engage the sports community globally, to creatively problem solve, share digital tools and work together, follow health guidance, and continue to promote active, healthy lifestyles both physically and mentally throughout this crisis. Additional modules related to these objectives are being developed and will be announced.
The webinar is produced by Digital Communication Network, a diverse professional coalition in the digital space.
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 4 PM UK Time
SPORTS, A SAFER SPACE FOR CHILDREN
The Webinar will take place between 4pm – 5:30pm UK Time via Zoom
Click here to register or go to the link below to submit your information!