Interessante lessen uit oprichtingscongres Safe Sport International

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Het Centrum Ethiek in de Sport nam begin april deel aan het eerste congres van Safe Sport International: Challenging violence in sport. Safe Sport International is een nieuwe organisatie die wereldwijd standaarden wil stellen rond alle vormen van geweld in de sport: seksueel, fysiek en emotioneel. Voorzitter is Anne Tiivas, hoofd van de ‘Child Protection in Sport Unit’ van het Britse NSPCC. Voor het Centrum Ethiek in de Sport waren beleidsmedewerker Marybel Vanbutsele en bestuurslid Tine Vertommen aanwezig.

Marybel: “Mij is vooral bijgebleven dat een concreet beleid voor elke sportclub/federatie een must is, alsook dat regelmatige evaluaties van clubs/federaties nuttig kan zijn. De evaluatie dient zich niet enkel te focussen op het bekijken van de prestaties, de geboekte resultaten maar ook op het evalueren van de mentale gezondheid van de spelers, hun zelfvertrouwen en andere mogelijke kwetsbare factoren. Verder is het cruciaal om binnen de clubs en federaties te blijven inzetten op sensibilisering rond de problematiek van misbruik. Op preventief vlak is een achtergrondcheck van nieuwe vrijwilligers vereist. Het is belangrijk dat de bevoegde personen, de coaches, risicofactoren van slachtoffers leren herkennen (vb. Jongere heeft plots continue blessures, prestaties gaan achteruit, neemt voortdurend (onnodige) risico’s…).”

Het programma en beschikbare presentaties hieronder.


April 6th

9:00-9:25 Opening of the Conference Anne Tiivas, Chair and Director of Safe Sport International (SSI) Representative from Polytechnic University of Madrid Mr. Jose Ramon Lete, Secretary of State for Sport and President of the High Council for Sport. Background and introduction

09:25-9:40 Safe Sport International: the need for global action Dr. Sandi Kirby, Professor Emerita Winnipeg University, Canada (Celia Brackenridge’s legacy)

09:40-10:00 Discovering child abuse in sport: notes on the emergence of a ‘field’ Dr. Mike Hartill, Reader, Edge Hill University, England

10:00-10:30 The voice of the athletes. Panel with former affected athletes: Karen Leach (Irish swimmer) and Colin Harris (British football). Interview format. Former Olympian Gloria Viseras (Spain) presents and interviews.

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Part 1 - Research and evidence

11:00-11:30 Definitions and prevalence of different forms of non-accidental Violence against athletes Dr. Kari Fasting, Professor Emerita, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway Panel

11.30 – 13:15 –What do we know?

11:30-11:45 Gender-based violence in sport in EU Countries Dr. Tine Vertommen, Researcher, Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Belgium

11:45-12:00 Consent among young athletes Dr. Sylvie Parent, Professor, Laval University, Canada 12:00-12:15 Non accidental violence in sport: what are the costs? Dr. Margo Mountjoy, Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Family Medicine, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Canada

12:15-12:30 The impact of preventative initiatives Dr. Gretchen Kerr, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

12:30-13:15 Panel discussion and questions

13:15-14:45 Lunch

Part 2 - Policy Development and prevention strategies

14:45-15:15 Background and development of policy and prevention strategies Anne Tiivas, Director, Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), UK Panel

15:1 5- 16:45 Examples of policy at the ministry level and at umbrella sport organizations

15:15-15:30 Examples of policy and prevention strategies from Spain Mr. Jaime del Rey, Deputy Director for International Relations, High Council for Sport

15:30-15:45 Examples of policy and prevention strategies from the UK

15:45-16:00 The policy and prevention work at IOC Susan Greinig and Kirsty Burrows

16:00-16:15 IPC Policy and Prevention Dr. Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Yale School of Public Health, USA

16:15-16.45 Panel discussion and questions

16:45-17:15 Coffee break

17:15-17:30 Ending sexual abuse of children in sport: how can European standards help Elda Moreno, Head of the Children’s Rights and Sport Values Department in the Council of Europe

17.30 -17:45 Legal tools and strategies addressing violence (harassment and abuse) Andrea Carska-Sheppard, Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration for Sports General Council, Workplace Options LLC, USA

17:45-18:00 Questions

18:00-18:30 Examples of policy work and prevention strategies in two international sport federations

18:00-18:15 Dr. Jenny Shute, International Ski Federation (FIS) 18:15-18:30 Nicky Dunn, Player Welfare Officer, International Tennis Federation (ITF)

18:30-18:45 Questions

18:45-19:00 Sylvain Croteau, Sport Aide: Presentation on plans for Qubec city to host the 2020 Safe Sport Summit

20:00 Reception at the Moncloa Exe hotel, Arcipreste de Hita, 10, Chamberí, 28015 Madrid

April 7

Part 3 – Practice Developments

09:00-09:30 Examples of policy work and prevention strategies in two national sport federations

09:00-09:15 Dr. Petra Tzschoppe, Vice-President of the German Olympic Sport Confederation, Germany

09:15-09:30 USA Swimming Organization

09.30-09.45 Questions

09:45-11:30 Panel – experiences with prevention and safeguarding

09:45-10:00 How we work with prevention Matilda Mwaba, Executive Director of NOWSPAR -Zambia, Zambia

10:00-10:15 The EU-Project VOICE – combatting sexual violence in European sport through the voices of those affected Dr Bettina Rulofs, Senior researcher, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

10:15-10:30 Implementing prevention programme in the sport setting (International tennis) Kathy Martin, Senior Director Athlete Assistance WTA (Women’s Tennis Association), Australia

10:30-10:45 Safeguarding adult elite athletes Phil Doorgachurn, Former Head of Safeguarding Arsenal FC and the Lawn Tennis Association

10:45-11:00 International coaching development Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer, Coaching Association of Canada, ICCE Board Member

11:00-11:30 Panel discussion and questions

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:15 Presentation of “Oro, Plata y Bronce”) Founder and Executive Director Gloria Viseras, Spain

12:15-12:30 Safe Policy and Major Sports Events – African Examples Diane Huffman, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Olympic, Paralympic and Confederations of Sports, Norway James George Nange Otieno, Master Trainer, Safe and Inclusive Sport Task Group, Kenya

12:30-12:45 Questions

12:45 -14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:00 Safeguarding Children in Sport International Group Daniel Rhind, Associate professor, Brunel University followed by Liz Twyford, Sports Programmes Specialist, UNICEF , UK and John Harris, Safeguarding and Regional Support Officer, ChildFund Australia

15:00-15:45 What do we do when we have a case? Håvard Øvergård, Adviser responsible for work against sexual harassment and abuse, Norwegian Olympic, Paralympic and Confederations of Sports Malia Arrington, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Center for SafeSport, USA Nic Scott, Group Head of Safeguarding, City Football Group, England

15:45-16:15 Questions and comments

16:15-16.30 Closing

Workshop Sunday 8th Open invitation to join SSI and colleagues .

This highly engaging and interactive workshop offers participants the opportunity to work with peers from across sectors and countries in shaping Safe Sport International’s future strategy and activities to coordinate and mobilize global action. Specifically, the workshop offers participants a platform to:  Share and acquire knowledge about issues, evolving good practices and existing collaborations in safeguarding and protecting adult and child athletes; globally, regionally and nationally as well as across sectors  Recognize their potential contribution in achieving the vision of ending violence against athletes in sport  Identify gaps in both their own and others’ knowledge, information, resources and support needs to realise this vision  Shortlist priority areas to be addressed and by whom  Develop recommendations for next steps individually and collectively towards the 2020 Summit in Canada


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