1st International Conference

Eliminating violence in sport  & creating safety for athletes.

Madrid – April 6th & 7th

Be a part of the first Safe Sport International Conference.


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Eliminating violence in sport and creating safety for athletes.

There has been a recent and rapid growth in awareness among sports federations, scientists and athlete advocates of the damaging personal and organisational impacts of violence (harassment and abuse) to athletes.

There is increasing recognition that violence threatens not only the ethical and social basis of sport but also the physical, emotional and mental health of the athlete. Rights violations of concern include: sexual, physical, psychological abuse and neglect.

Safe Sport International (SSI) is holding its inaugural conference to address research evidence, policy responses, preventive strategies and the growing demand for safe sport practice to secure sport as a place of safety for all athletes.

There is much to be discussed about the global situation with respect to prevalence, forms of violence, national and local differences, gaps and the impacts of unsafe sport. We will present the latest research and evidence about the nature and size of the problem of violence in sport. We will address where we are making progress and where are there openings for more research, policy and practice development.

In addressing global prevention strategies, we ask what exists, who is using them and to what effect. This includes attention to the latest in ethical guidelines, codes, policies and safeguarding standards.

Further, what happens when there is a case? We ask what practices are being used by governmental or non-governmental organisations, international or national sport organisations, or institutions, and to what effect. The conference will conclude with a comprehensive look at the way forward.

We are lining up a cadre of internationally renowned researchers, policy developers, analysts and practitioners in this first global effort to bring greater coherence to the field of safe sport.

Speakers include:

Kari Fasting, Professor Emerita, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway (Board Member Safe Sport International)

Gretchen Kerr, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Sandra Kirby, Professor Emerita, University of Winnipeg, Canada (Board Member Safe Sport International)

Trisha Leahy, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Sports Institute, Hong Kong (Co-chair Safe Sport International)

Karin Lofstrom, Director KL Sports, Canada

Sylvie Parent, Associate Professor, Laval University, Canada

Daniel Rhind, Senior Lecturer Brunel University, UK
Bettina Rulofs, Akademische Oberrätin, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Tine Vertommen, Researcher, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Anne Tiivas, Director at NSPCC CPSU, UK (Co-chair Safe Sport International)

Gloria Viseras – (Oro, Plata y Bronce, Athlete Representative Safe Sport International)

Susanne Woessner, Director of Safe Sport, USA Swimming

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Cancellation Policy

Please note our cancellation notice periods below:

Before March 1st 2018 –  we will refund 25% of your payment, less a £20 administration fee.

After March 1st 2018 –  we will refund 10% of your payment, less a £20 administration fee.