Child abuse in Sport: To protect girls and boys a lot better

The Sport is encouraged to engage more strongly against sexual abuse. "I see the Sport for years in the urgent duty of both girls and boys to protect much bett

Child abuse in Sport: To protect girls and boys a lot better

The Sport is encouraged to engage more strongly against sexual abuse. "I see the Sport for years in the urgent duty of both girls and boys to protect much better from sexual boundary violations, Encroachments and the exercise of power by coaches," said Johannes-Wilhelm Rörig, Independent Representative on questions of sexual child abuse by the Federal government on Thursday in a press conference of Minister for the family, Franziska Giffey, in which they announced an awareness - raising campaign.

Michael Reinsch

a correspondent for sports in Berlin.

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"It is very difficult to generate with the individual top associations a liability," continued Rörig. "For one thing, there is a lack of competence, on the other, there is a lack of money for the introduction of protective measures." There is, however, individual initiatives in sport, such as in the case of the big clubs with tens of thousands of members.

the Medical Director of the clinic for child and youth psychiatry/psychotherapy at the University hospital in Ulm, Germany, Professor Jörg Fegert, called: "The Sport has to make both in sports as in professional sports, homework, because a privileged access to children is there. This can be for Good use, therefore, we must not demonize the Sport. But of course, this is also a challenge.“

Fegert referred to the study, "Safe Sport," which he published in collaboration with the German sport University Cologne and the German sports youth in 2016. Accordingly, about a third of the 1800 telephone respondents squad athletes and athletes from 128 sports and the 57 sports federations had to learn in the Sport of sexualized violence. "The dependence of ratios of trainers and the susceptibility to blackmail of the parents are in the Sport immensely," said Fegert on Thursday. "Dark-field studies (...) show the double frequency of the actions in the Sport in comparison to the two churches."

Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 07:20

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