Welcome to Safe Sport International, a new NGO that seeks to end violence and abuse against athletes. Our focus is on non-accidental harms, that is those perpetrated knowingly and deliberately, that undermine both the mental and physical health of the athlete and the integrity of sport. Sadly, there is plenty of evidence that such violence happens in sport. Safe Sport International feels that the time is right for a coordinated international effort to prevent and respond to this violence as part of the global effort to uphold and protect the sporting values that we all cherish.
We hope that you will take the time to learn about our work and help to promote the Principles set out. We look forward to working with you and your organisation in our quest to secure sport as a place of safety for all athletes.
Celia Brackenridge O.B.E and Trisha Leahy – Interim Co-Chairs, Safe Sport International