SAFEGUARDING: SOS leads the way in safeguarding

Spirit of Soccer Child Safeguarding event held at Charlton Athletic FC training ground.

On 22-23 November, Spirit Of Soccer in association with the UEFA Children’s Foundation and Charlton Athletic FC held a 2-day training event “Safety on the Field: implementing the Principles of Risk Education through Football Development” for 25 grassroots football coaches.

The coaches, of whom many work in conflict zones, learned how to implement life safety training through football drills and to identify forms of abuse and how to discretely take action.

Everyone in football has the right to be safe from harassment, abuse and exploitation – be it physical, emotional, mental or sexual – neglect or bullying.