Category: Abuse in Sport

Research into Cypriot sport has so far failed to explore the views of participants in relation to athlete welfare. My research explored the meaning of athlete welfare through the perspectives of child-athletes and others in the world of Cypriot athletics. The child-athlete experience has been largely articulated through a positive discourse about involvement in sport […]

In recent years, the voices of victims or ‘survivors’ of childhood sexual abuse¬†have been heard far more frequently than at any point in the past. However, in comparison, there have been very few public disclosures¬†of child sexual abuse and exploitation in relation to sports settings. If the sports community is to be properly informed and […]

edge hill academics

Dr Mike Hartill and Dr Melanie Lang have recently published a new edited book called ‘Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport’. Mike is the SRYR UK coordinator and Mel has been a strong supporter of the campaign. This book will support the work of SRYR and other projects by offering an international perspective on […]