Safe4Athletes has created a video to learn more about adopting the Safe4Athletes program at your club or school.
The video will also give you a brief overview of abuse in sports. We encourage everyone to take a few minutes
and learn about abusive behaviour in sports and what
you can do to protect your sports environment as an athlete or a parent.
For more information on how to adopt a Safe4Athletes program visit 4-clubs
For more information for athletes information can be found at 4-athletes
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Scott Volkers allegations: Royal commission told ex-swimming coach had positive reviews despite blue card rejectionsWritten by ANTONETTE COLLINS
Mr Volkers was committed to stand trial but charges against him were dropped by the Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions in 2002.
Safe4Athletes Survey Results
Safe4Athletes developed an online survey to indentify current and former athletes and to learn about the type of harassment that may have been experienced over the course of their career. The survey allows for both the athlete and a parent of athlete to respond.
Aims: To determine if there were any trends across sport, gender and competition level, that identify abuse levels for emotional, verbal, physical and sexual abuse.
Methods: The survey was distributed in phases; the first phase was directed towards personal contacts, via Facebook ( friends and large number of Olympians from around the world), and private communication with contacts that have come to Safe4athletes with experience of abuse in some form in sports. The second phase included a more public distribution with websites like Huffington Post, Momsteam, (a focused parent/athlete audience) and the Safe4athletes website.
Results: 155 participants – 103 Athletes – 52 Athlete/Parent; Athletes 91 Female and 12 Male.
More than four years after saying he had nothing to be sorry for, USA Swimming chief Chuck Wielgus apologized to victims of sexual abuse for the first time.
Wielgus has resisted repeated calls to step down as executive director and pointed to enhanced steps to protect athletes as proof that he was serious about eradicating sexual predators from the program.
But he was recently forced to withdraw from the International Swimming Hall of Fame induction class and now acknowledges that he should have done more.
Wielgus started a blog post on the organization's website with two words: "I'm sorry."