Creating a safe and welcoming environment where everyone is respected and valued is at the heart of safeguarding. Everyone involved in athletics has a role to play in actively preventing abuse, harassment or exploitation from happening to those around them in the sport.
To help achieve this, every Member Federation must have its own safeguarding policy and procedures in place by the end of 2023. World Athletics has created guidance and template documents, such as a safeguarding policy and rules, codes of conduct, flowcharts and reporting forms for Member Federations. These documents can be found below and in the Member Federation Resource Centre of the World Athletics Library.
World Athletics has also created a video called 'How to create a safeguarding policy'. This takes a look at what a safeguarding policy is and includes a step-by-step guide to producing one. The video is available with subtitles in six other languages – French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.
Introduction in French | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Portuguese | Russian
This honour highlights an act that went beyond the field of play
Almost 60% of all abuse targeted female athletes
Findings from a study conducted to identify and address targeted, abusive messages sent to athletes via social media
REPORT SAFEGUARDING AND OTHER INTEGRITY BREACHES IN ATHLETICS
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is committed to guarding against any form of integrity breaches in athletics, such as doping, betting, bribery and corruption, age manipulation, manipulation of competition results, and harassment, including sexual harassment.
Whether you are an athlete, agent, manager, official, support personnel, media personnel, or a fan of the sport, you can help keep athletics clean, safe, and fair by reporting misconduct in athletics.
All information, no matter how big or small, is important to us and could be crucial in uncovering integrity violations within athletics.
More information on how to make a report can be found on the AIU website.
Click CC icon to choose your language | Pour sélectionner la langue de votre choix, veuillez cliquer sur l’icône CC | Haz clic en el icono CC para elegir tu idioma | انقر على أيقونة CC لاختيار لغتك | 点击CC图标即可选择您的语言 | Clique no ícone CC para escolher o idioma das legendas | Нажмите на значок субтитров (CC) и выберите необходимый язык.