Creating a safe and welcoming environment where everyone is respected and valued is at the heart of safeguarding. Everyone involved in athletics has a role to play in actively preventing abuse, harassment or exploitation from happening to those around them in the sport.
To help achieve this, every Member Federation must have its own safeguarding policy and procedures in place by the end of 2023. World Athletics has created guidance and template documents, such as a safeguarding policy and rules, codes of conduct, flowcharts and reporting forms for Member Federations. These documents can be found below and in the Member Federation Resource Centre of the World Athletics Library.
World Athletics has also created a video called 'How to create a safeguarding policy'. This takes a look at what a safeguarding policy is and includes a step-by-step guide to producing one. The video is available with subtitles in six other languages – French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.
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