Child Sexual Exploitation in Sport – seminar with Dr Mike Hartill

Monday 24 July 2017

Jersey Sport is raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation in Sport by hosting Dr Mike Hartill to deliver a training session on Wednesday 30th August.

The course is for anyone volunteering or working within sport who wants to broaden their understanding of child sexual exploitation and its prevention within sport. It is designed to provide an introduction to the problem of child sexual exploitation in sport and the policy measures in place to prevent it.

Edge Hill’s University Dr Mike Hartill has been researching Child Sexual Exploitation in sport for over 15 years. He conducted some of the first research into child protection in sport policy and procedures. Mike has recently been appointed to advise the FA’s independent review of non-recent child sexual abuse in football.

Dr Hartill explains: “In this seminar I provide an introduction to the relatively recent recognition that sport is also an arena where children can be sexually exploited and abused. Delegates will hear about the development of ‘safeguarding in sport’, current knowledge in the field, and have the opportunity to discuss survey and case-study data on a range of key issues. I hope my visit can contribute to ongoing efforts in the Jersey sports community and I look forward to sharing insights and experiences that might inform policy development, implementation and training.”

Jersey Sport’s CEO, Catriona McAllister said: “Jersey Sport is delighted to be welcoming Dr Hartill to the Island to share good practice with those who work and volunteer in sport.  We know that working together in partnership with others is essential and we will continue to work closely with clubs and associations in future to embed best practice.”

The Independent Chair of the Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board, Glenys Johnston OBE said: “Children and young people in Jersey enjoy all the benefits that sport offers and do so in safety.  However, safeguarding is “Everybody’s Business” and we must remain vigilant. I am particularly impressed by the arrangements Jersey Sport have put in place to do so.”

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