Logo competition for European safeguarding launched

There is an opportunity to win €1,000 by designing a new logo for safeguarding in Europe!

The selected logo will be used as the official symbol of the i-protect project.

The project started in January 2018 and is currently developing an online platform that will offer educational courses for athletes, families, coaches and sport managers. The courses aim to raise awareness, provide guidance and information about the possibilities and measures needed to be taken for the protection of all children in sport, regarding physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect.

As part of the project, CEIPES is glad to offer the possibility for all interested applicants to enter the logo competition, about what all information is available at:


For more information regarding the project or the contest, please contact: hepa@ceipes.org or visit the Portfolio of the project: http://ceipes.org/project/i-protect/

Celia Brackenridge has died aged 67 from leukaemia

Celia Brackenridge has died aged 67 from leukaemia

Celia was an international sportswoman, a campaigner for women’s causes and an authority on child protection in sport, in which she worked very closely with many of us at the CPSU.

Celia received a number of awards in recognition of her tireless work fighting for both women’s rights in sport and the protection of children in sport. They include receiving an Order of the British Empire (OBE) and honorary degrees from the University of Chichester and Brunel University.

Celia was awarded the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award in December 2016.

Anne Tiivas, Head of the CPSU, talks of what Celia has achieved:

“Without Celia’s drive, passion, commitment and sharp intellect the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit would probably not have been set up at that point in time in 2001.

“She campaigned tirelessly for child and adult safeguarding and protection in sport despite the many frustrations, barriers and even threats she experienced. She didn’t suffer fools gladly but if she believed in you, you were taken under her wing and received all the support you could wish for.

“Celia’s loss is incalculable but her legacy lives on in the next generation of researchers, policy makers and practitioners across the globe. Millions of children and adults now participate in sport in safer environments thanks to Celia without them ever knowing her name or what she did.

“We all owe her a debt of gratitude for her lifetime’s work. I will always treasure her friendship and my heart goes out to Diana, her family and her friends who will miss her.”

All of us here at the CPSU want to extend our deepest sympathies to Celia’s friends and family at this difficult time.