Safeguarding athletes from harassment and abuse in sport

Last updated: 03 Nov 2017 Topics: Athlete wellbeing Elite athletes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has developed a toolkit to assist International Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in developing athlete safeguarding policies and procedures.

About the toolkit

This step-by-step guide focuses on organisational and competition-specific safeguarding policies. It's reinforced with key research, recommendations and case studies across the Olympic Movement, and offers a solution-based approach.

The toolkit was developed by representatives from IFs, NOCs, the IOC prevention of harassment and abuse in sport working group and in collaboration with experts and organisations both inside and outside of the Olympic Movement. 

The toolkit is broken down into 5 sections:

  1. Preparation
  2. Positioning
  3. Core components
  4. Implementation
  5. Preventative measures


For more information, and to download the toolkit, visit the IOCs dedicated website.