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.
NFABD shares child safeguarding knowledge with coaches
Bandar Seri Begawan: Aspiring female coaches joined the Child Safeguarding Introductory Course organised by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) to learn the importance of child safeguarding.
Launched by NFABD President Pengiran Haji Matusin bin Pengiran Haji Matasan, 20 coaches joined the first-of-its-kind course, which was held on the AFC Women’s Football Day on March 8, in collaboration with two marquee empowerment programmes in the country - Project Women and Girls Development Brunei.
Thimphu: The promotion of child safeguarding has been gaining momentum across the Continent with the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) the latest Member Association to commence the process of drafting a comprehensive policy aimed at helping their coaches understand the rights of children in football.
BFF has presented the subject to their coaches including those working in grassroots programmes and in AFC A licence coaching courses to equip them with the knowledge and value of child safeguarding.
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.