Team up to Eliminate Violence in Sports
Who is Safe Sport International?
Formed under the direction of the Brunel International Research Network for Athlete Welfare and with the support of UNICEF (leading global organization for children), Safe Sport International (SSI), is composed of a panel of experts from various fields operating in the fields of sport, child protection, safety, education and sports medicine.
The mission of SSI, a United Kingdom based non-profit organization is to ensure that sports organizations benefit from the advice, education and support required to develop measures that aim to protect young athletes from potential harm. SSI’s desire: Ensure that the safe sports policies and practices become mandatory criteria that countries must abide by if they want to host major sporting events.
For Susan Bissell (UNICEF), “Practicing a sport is a fundamental part of childhood. Whether a child dreams of becoming an Olympic athlete or simply wants to have fun with their friends, they should be able to do it safe from harm, everywhere in the world.” Based in the United Kingdom, SSI serves an international audience of governments, committees, sports and charitable organization responsible for combatting abuse.
Who is Sport’Aide?
Founded in 2014, Sport’Aide’s mission is to ensure leadership in the implementation of initiatives favouring a healthy, safe and harmonious sporting environment for young athletes in Quebec and to provide a support service to the various players in the sporting environment, on both an elite and recreational level.
Sport’Aide is an independent non-profit organization which offers guidance, support and orientation services for young athletes, but also to the various players in the Quebec sporting world (parents, coaches, sport organizations, officials and volunteers) who have witnessed violence against young people.
More concretely, Sport’Aide operates a telephone and online guidance and support service dedicated to the sporting community. Sport’Aide collaborates with the sporting organizations that it equips and supports, and intervenes in order to educate the public and raise awareness about the problem of violence in a sporting environment.
Finally, Sport’Aide’s field of action covers the entire sporting system, from academic to municipal and community organizations, from beginner to elite levels, and in all sporting disciplines.