In all organisations’ programming, it is important to uphold the highest standards of safety for participants, partners, staff and any other individuals involved in programming, particularly vulnerable groups. Everyone has an equal right to protection from discrimination, violence, abuse and exploitation. Safeguarding practices help to protect individuals, especially vulnerable groups such as girls, women and other marginalised groups.

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The right safeguarding knowledge, practices, and tools can help ensure the safety of everyone participating in programmes and protect their rights. This content helps organisations to understand their local context and priorities of key individuals or groups, which are key to developing effective and sustainable safeguarding measures.

Dive into the tools

In the safeguarding journey, it is important to understand both your organisation’s current position and also the perspective of those impacted. These tools will help you:

1) assess your organisation’s strengths and areas for growth
2) understand the perspectives and priorities of those involved in your programmes.

Girls’ Sport Safety Self-Assessment

Sport can play a valuable role in the well-being and development of girls; however, if girls’ safety is not central to programme design and implementation, that programme can cause more harm than good. This self-assessment is designed to help you think about various aspects of girls’ safety within a sport programme.

Drawing the Line

Drawing the Line (DTL) is an interactive game to better understand the level of safeguarding and inclusion in programmes through the perspective of those involved. The tool can be used by youth participants, coaches, volunteers, or administrators as a way to gather various viewpoints of the safety and inclusion in programming. The DTL Facilitation Guide prepares you and your organisation to facilitate a play-based activity with participants around safeguarding and inclusion.

These dynamic resources include a set of designed cards customised for the European context and guidance on contextualising the game for your sports programme. Download our PDF guide and card deck below (in English), and come back soon to access the tools in Spanish, French, and Italian.

The Drawing the Line statement cards are also available in Spanish for Latin American and the Caribbean and in English for Indian contexts.

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