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This course is an adaptation of part of the campaign “Child Sexual Abuse Stays Offside”, aimed at the prevention and detection of sexual abuse of children and adolescents in sports. The original campaign was promoted and financed by the Consejo Superior de Deportes (Spanish High Council for Sport), together with the Fundación Deporte Joven, a Spanish Foundation that helps improve the lives of children and youth through sports, and the collaboration of the UNICEF Spanish Committee.

The technical revision of the products of this Campaign was courtesy of experts in the Council of Europe and the non-profit organisation “Oro, Plata y Bronce” [Gold, Silver and Bronze]. In addition, our Campaign is supported by the “Start to Talk” initiative of the Council of Europe.

This course is aimed at all adults in the child athlete’s entourage: family members, coaches, healthcare professionals (including physical and massage therapists), management and administration staff, support staff (secretaries, cleaners, maintenance technicians, catering, transport…) and any spectator of training or sports events.

Although the “Child Sexual Abuse Stays Offside” campaign was specifically aimed at preventing child sexual abuse in sport, the i-Protect consortium believes this guidance can help in reducing the risks of children suffering different types of maltreatment in sport.