• Coaches Across Continents working with UNICEF and Beyond Sport

    July 24th, 2012:  Coaches Across Continents is working with UNICEF in London today to help design International Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport.

    The specific objectives are to:

    • ·         Develop a final working draft of standards for safeguarding children in sport and sport for development
    • ·         Plan an approach to testing and implementing the draft standards
    • ·         Bring together ‘chains’ of organisations to develop implementation approaches that are coordinated with partners
    • ·         Build an understanding of the support needed to promote good practice and implement any new areas in the standards most effectively
    • ·         Finalise the action research process for the next 12 months

    “We are delighted to be part of such an important development program with UNICEF and Beyond Sport and we are looking forward to working with our community partners to implement policies to protect children around the world”  Nick Gates, Global Strategist, Coaches Across Continents.