Child Abuse in Sport – European Statistics (CASES)

  • Hartill, Mike (Project manager)
  • Adami, Paolo (Project partner)
  • Allroggen, Marc (Project partner)
  • Diketmüller, Rosa (Project partner)
  • Lamby, Elena (Project partner)
  • Lang, Melanie (Project partner)
  • Sage, Daniel (Project partner)
  • Molyneux, Jayne (Project partner)
  • Montserrat, Martin (Project partner)
  • Rulofs, Bettina (Project partner)
  • Neeten, Marilen (Project staff)
  • Vertommen, Tine (Project partner)
  • Kampen, Jarl (Project partner)
  • Stativa, Ecaterina (Project partner)

Project details

Research objective

CASES is a collaborative partnership between seven universities, two national sport agencies and one international sport federation. All partners have a demonstrable commitment to enhancing the safety of children in sport and protecting them from abuse.
CASES will deliver a scientific study into the prevalence of child exploitation and abuse in sport in six EU countries. The study will survey a representative sample of individuals aged 18+ years in each part-ner country. The survey will focus particularly on the sport context in relation to experiences of sexual exploitation and abuse, but other forms of child maltreatment and abuse will be included.
Following robust analysis of the data generated, the scientific team will write up the findings in a series of national reports, culminating in a Project Report that will provide comparative analysis across coun-tries. The project will then develop educational resources with and for the sport sector aimed at en-hancing understanding of this issue within its grassroots partners and affiliated bodies. Ultimately, the study aims to collect scientifically robust evidence that will provide insights pertinent to strategic ef-forts to prevent abuse in sport and to develop resources for the sport sector that will support their efforts to safeguard children’s welfare.
Effective start/end date01.01.1931.12.22

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