The protection of children and the creation of safe spaces for them is a key issue for sports institutions. The Aterpe programme lays the foundations for a comprehensive child protection policy including prevention elements, training and action protocols whose sole aim is the welfare of all of the children in our organisation.
The actions and initiatives carried out under this programme include the following:
1.- Training of trainers and monitors:
One of the key aspects of the work of Athletic Club’s child protection officer is the training of different groups within the organisation:
2.- Commitment to education and dissemination of violence prevention in sport: ATERPE programme as a benchmark.
The ATERPE Project has made a commitment together with the Athletic Club Foundation to train people to work in this area. Consequently, working with the UPV, it has developed the first postgraduate training course in Spain on coexistence and the prevention of violence in the field of sport.
3.- Collaboration with the Foundation and Save the Children to work with vulnerable children during lockdowns.
4.- Collaboration with the THINK Project in training young players at Lezama. This is a collaboration with a group of students from Askartza who are working on preventing violence on social networks:
5.- Technical assistance to entities, clubs and institutions. Presence at national events.
KEY POINTS FOR THE PROTECTION AND PROPER TREATMENT OF CHILDREN IN SPORTS ⇒ SEE PUBLICATION