About Safe Sport International

Safe Sport International seeks to end violence and abuse against athletes.

Our focus is on non-accidental harms, that is those perpetrated knowingly and deliberately, that undermine both the mental and physical health of the athlete and the integrity of sport. Sadly, there is plenty of evidence that such violence happens in sport. Safe Sport International feels that the time is right for a coordinated international effort to prevent and respond to this violence as part of the global effort to uphold and protect the sporting values that we all cherish.

We hope that you will take the time to learn about our work and help to promote the principles set out. We look forward to working with you and your organisation in our quest to secure sport as a place of safety for all athletes.

SSI’s founders have been involved in all of the major developments in safe sport over the last 15 years.

We bring together the thought, policy and practice leaders in sport through collaboration, such as the SSI Founders Group, the women in sport networks, the IOC and many others.

SSI will collaborate to develop and support the implementation of international frameworks for safe sport, developing safeguards for adult athletes and managing the transition from child to adult sport.

SSI is:

Setting the standard for the minimum infrastructure that should be in place internationally, and nationally, to safeguard athletes involved in sport.

Developing and communicating safeguarding practices for sport.

Assisting organisations with their capacity to deliver safe sport through training and consultancy.

Organising an International Convention for Safe Sport in November 2017 in Madrid focusing on excellent practice, research and support.