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Child Abuse in Sport: European Statistics.

CASES is a collaborative partnership between 7 universities, 2 national sport agencies and 1 international sport federation. All partners have a demonstrable commitment to enhancing the safety of children in sport and protecting them from abuse. CASES will deliver a scientific study into the prevalence of child exploitation and abuse in sport in 6 EU countries. The team will also collaborate with individuals who have firsthand experience of abuse in sport at all stages of the project. The study will survey a representative sample of (approximately) 2000 individuals aged 18+ years in each partner country. The survey will focus particularly on the sport context in relation to experiences of sexual exploitation and abuse, but other forms of child maltreatment and abuse will be included. Participants are requested to report their experiences in retrospective, thus, comparisons of experiences during childhood and adulthood are possible. Following robust analysis of the data generated, the scientific team will write up the findings in a series of national reports, culminating in a Project Report that will provide comparative analysis across countries. The project will then develop educational resources with and for the sport sector aimed at enhancing understanding of this issue within its grassroots partners and affiliated bodies. Ultimately, the study aims to collect scientifically robust evidence that will provide insights pertinent to strategic efforts to prevent abuse in sport and to develop resources for the sport sector that will support their efforts to safeguard children's welfare.
Date:1 Jan 2019 →  31 Dec 2021