WAFF & RTP webinar focuses on keeping children safe in all sports settings
Kuala Lumpur: The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and Right To Play (RTP) organised a three-week Safeguarding and Protection of Children in Football webinar to ensure participants were knowledgeable and well-informed on keeping children and young people safe in all sports environments.
An initiative under the WAFF-RTP Regional Educational Partnership for Sports (REPS) partnership, which was signed in January this year, the meaningful programme was supported by the AFC Regional Association Fund.
FAM continues to spread Child Safeguarding awareness
Male: The safety and well-being of children were put under the spotlight by the Football Association of Maldives (FAM), Commonwealth Secretariat, Football for Peace and FAM Foundation through the latest Safeguarding in Football Programme.
Held in the cities of Male and Addu over nine days, the initiative was joined by 140 participants including coaches, club officials, teachers, community trainers, youth leaders, safeguarding advocates and referees.
Bhutan Football Federation launches Child Safeguarding Policy 2022
Thimphu: The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) launched the first edition of its Child Safeguarding Policy 2022, at the Changjiji BFF Academy, in commemoration with His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s 42nd birthday on February 21, 2022.
BFF Executive Committee Member and Chairperson of Women’s Football, Zimbiri, and BFF General Secretary, Ugyen Wangchhuk, were present at the launch.
WAFF and RTP Seek to Implement Safeguarding Initiatives in West Asia
Kuala Lumpur: The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and Right To Play (RTP) have signed a partnership agreement to raise the capacity of Member Associations in West Asia to deliver services and apply knowledge relevant to child safeguarding and protection, whereas the agreement includes development programmes to raise the level of awareness and knowledge of child safeguarding in football.
The Regional Educational Partnership for Sports (REPS) project between WAFF and RTP will be implemented over five months, applying child safeguarding and sport for development methodologies, through the establishment of a customised manual and delivery of customised trainings for Member Associations to carry out their responsibilities in greater depth and meet the expected needs of beneficiaries.
AFC establishes landmark Child Safeguarding Policy
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s commitment towards fulfilling its duty of care and protection of the rights of children and young people as well as ensuring that football and all its related activities are carried out in a safe, positive and encouraging environment marked a significant milestone today with the launch of the first-ever AFC Child Safeguarding Policy.
Designed to elevate the safeguarding standards across the Continent, the breakthrough policy reinforces the AFC’s ambitions to safeguard children and young people within the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs) and Regional Associations (RAs) as well as the larger Asian football ecosystem by creating and maintaining the safest possible conditions for any child or youth through the development and implementation of a robust safeguarding framework.
Ground-breaking SAFF Regional Safeguarding Seminar concludes in Maldives
Male: The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF), in collaboration with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), organised its first-ever Regional Safeguarding Seminar which welcomed safeguarding officers from the South Zone to share their vision and strategy to safeguard the wellbeing of children in football.
Themed “Safeguarding 360”, the two-day seminar was designed and dedicated towards cultivating greater awareness in safeguarding in football while presenting the progress of safeguarding projects in Member Associations (MA) and providing them with a platform to exchange views on regional safeguarding approaches.
CAFA successfully organises first Child Safeguarding webinar
Kuala Lumpur: The Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) organised the first Child Safeguarding webinar to foster greater collaboration among Member Associations (MAs) in the Central Zone to promote the importance of safeguarding in football.
Supported by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the Central Zone MAs joined the webinar which was led by an AFC Safeguarding Specialist who presented on the definition of child safeguarding and the importance of education to protect children’s interest and wellbeing.
SAFF celebrates Safer Sport Day 2021 to promote safeguarding
Kuala Lumpur: The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) celebrated its inaugural Safer Sport Day 2021 on August 8 by organising a series of initiatives including a social media campaign, a webinar and forming a ‘Regional Safeguarding Steering Committee’.
Supported by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Member Associations (MAs) in the South Zone participated in the Safer Sport Day 2021 and pledged to create a safer environment for everyone in football.
Male: The Football Association of Maldives (FAM) is the latest Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Association to strengthen its commitment towards protecting the welfare and safety of children across the Continent with the launch of the ‘FAM Child Safeguarding Policy’ in partnership with leading non-government organisation (NGO) Advocating the Rights of Children (ARC).
Launched by First Lady Her Excellency Fazna Ahmed at a special ceremony held at the National Football Stadium, which was attended by the President of FAM Bassam Adeel Jaleel and ARC’s Executive Committee Member Muruthala Moosa, the policy was drafted in line with the laws and regulations of Maldives and the standards and requirements established by FIFA and the AFC.