It is not always easy to understand where boundaries are, when to say no, how to reach out for help; and, sometimes, myths need to be dispelled. This is why education is essential to safeguard athletes and those working around them. The IBSF has developed a Safeguarding Policy to help and assist its Members.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s has developed information and educational tools on harassment and abuse. The IBSF strongly recommends that everyone involved in sport - in particular athletes, parents, grooms, coaches, medical personnel and sport officials – familiarise themselves with this information.
Furthermore the IOC has developed resources for IFs, NOCs and NFs, as well as a Safeguarding Toolkit which is a step-by-step guide to elaborating a safeguarding policy.