Male: A two-day child protection programme, conducted by Advocating the Rights of Children (ARC), a Non-Governmental Organisation who protect the rights and well-being of children in the Maldives, and Football Association of Maldives (FAM) Foundation, has concluded in Male.
The programme engaged 25 participants, which included coaches, managers and staff from football academies and clubs. The sessions covered relevant topics such as ways to recognise signs of abuse, reporting mechanisms, and how to respond when children reach out and disclose abuse.
AFC strengthens Safeguarding commitment in landmark webinar
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) ambitions to ensure the highest standards of Safeguarding and the protection of children and young people across the Continent marked a landmark step forward today with the launch of the ground-breaking AFC-FIFA Safeguarding Orientation Webinar.
The first-of-its-kind webinar will engage more than 100 participants from 46 AFC Member Associations (MA) as well as the five AFC Regional Associations (RA), with the aim of widening the essential understanding on the importance, application, and delivery of safeguarding in football, while increasing awareness of the pivotal role of MAs in ensuring a safe and secure environment for children and young people.
Kuala Lumpur: The landmark AFC-FIFA Safeguarding Orientation Webinar has successfully concluded after more than 100 participants from 46 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations as well as all five AFC Regional Associations (RA) joined the online programme.
The virtual webinar was staged in a four-part series where key speakers Kathryn Leslie, FIFA's Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection and Gloria Viseras, FIFA Senior Event Safeguarding Manager, shared their insights into the FIFA Guardians™ programme and toolkit launched by the world governing body in July last year.
Abu Dhabi: The UAE Pro League organised its first workshop for the newly appointed Club Safeguarding Officers (CSO) as part of the second phase of its child safeguarding initiative to ensure children continue to play football in a safe environment.
The UAE Pro League is the first governing body in the Middle East to launch a Child Safeguarding programme in May which focuses on preventing any risk of harm to children in football and increasing awareness of children safety and protection within clubs.
The virtual workshop featured guest speakers from leading organisations including Head of Safeguarding at FIFA, Kathryn Leslie and a representative from the recently-formed AFC Safeguarding Unit.
Major Abdulrahman Al Tamimi of the UAE Ministry of Interior Child Protection Centre, the UAE Football Association Technical Director Michel Sablon and Callum Irving, a leading youth development Consultant, also joined the discussions.
UAE Pro League pioneering Child Safeguarding project set to enter the second phase
Abu Dhabi: The UAE Pro League’s pioneering Child Safeguarding programme, which was lauded for adopting the best practices in safeguarding from FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) when it was launched in May this year, continues to gain strong momentum as it enters its second phase of implementation.
The first-of-its-kind project in West Asia, which aims to ensure children can enjoy their right to play football in a safe and inclusive environment, and prevent any risk of harm to children involved in the game, will allocate professional Child Safeguarding Officers (CSO) to 14 clubs to lead and expand their child protection efforts.
UAE Pro League Chairman Abdulla Naser Al Junaibi said: “We have been overwhelmed with the level of support that we have received from leading organisations such as FIFA, the AFC and UAE Ministry of Interior.”
Inaugural AFC Child Safeguarding Seminar 2019 concludes in Thailand
Chonburi: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment to protect the welfare and safety of children across the Continent marked a significant milestone with the first-ever AFC Child Safeguarding Seminar 2019 which concluded on Tuesday in Chonburi, Thailand.
Held in conjunction with the ongoing AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019, the objective of the seminar was to expand the reach of the new FIFA Child Safeguarding Programme and Toolkit – FIFA Guardians - a major initiative launched by the world governing body in July this year aimed at assisting Member Associations and Confederations around the world to introduce stronger child safeguarding measures in football.
Four-month Social Responsibility programme kicks off in Maldives
Male: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment to strengthen social development through football was further underlined today with the launch of the Health and First Aid Programme in the Maldives, which marks the first in a series of activities organised as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the AFC and the Football Association of Maldives.
More than 40 coaches, social and community workers as well as teachers participated in the one-day course in the country’s capital in Male, which covered basic first aid training topics comprising practical demonstrations of child and adult life saving techniques, emergency response and injury management.