CPSU challenges violence in sport

Last updated: 04 Apr 2018 Topics: International sport Working with our partners Type: News article

The inaugural global safe sport summit took place in Madrid on 6-7 April.

The CPSU supported the event, which also honoured Celia Brackenridge OBE’s legacy, to launch Safe Sport International (SSI) as a new charity to coordinate global collaboration to prevent non-accidental violence against athletes of all ages in sport.

Delegates from 26 countries from 6 continents attended the event, which was supported by the Spanish High Council of Sport and the University Polytechnic of Madrid.

Anne Tiivas, head of the CPSU and chair of Safe Sport International, said:

“We are making a call to action to everyone involved with sport, to sign up to the Safe Sport International Declaration of Principles (which was developed at an event at Brunel University in 2014) and to take action to create a safe and enjoyable environment for athletes of all ages."

Further information

Safe Sport International (SSI) is a charity founded to end violence and abuse against athletes.

In response to evidence that such violence happens in sport, SSI feels that the time is right for a coordinated international effort to uphold and protect the sporting values that we all cherish.

Find out more on the SSI website.