When practicing sports, children/young athletes can be very vulnerable and exposed to threats to their moral and physical integrity. All young athletes have the right to participate in a healthy and safe sport environment which promotes their well – being.
The “Pro Safe Sport for Young Athletes – (PSS)” initiative of the Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) and its 14 partners aims to remove those threats and to promote the well-being of young athletes in Europe by raising awareness, supporting capacity building and providing technical assistance2 to stakeholders. It provides advice and supports sport administrators on how they can work towards safer and healthier sport environments in areas such as physical, psychological and social well-being as well as fairplay and governance.
The draft version of the “Pro Safe Sport toolkit” is made available upon request by visiting the following website: http://pjp-eu.coe.int/en/web/pss/pss-academy