european conference success

At the end of February the Sport Respects Your Rights conference was held in Vienna. This was an opportunity for the youth volunteers to display the campaigns they had developed in their own countries. The programme of speakers included a range of politicians, policy-makers and academics from across Europe who were impressed by the work the young volunteers had produced over the past year in Poland, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Austria and the UK. Read more…

This is a short introduction from our volunteers on the issues we are focused on and what our campaign is about. Get in touch if you want to get involved!


Ten of our volunteers worked hard today promoting our new educational film and poster campaign on the Edge Hill University campus. They were supported by both Edge Hill students and staff, including VC John Cater and members of the men’s Rugby Union team (pictured). They’ll be back again next week raising awareness about sexual exploitation and abuse. If you’d like to know more or want to get involved in our campaign get in touch through twitter or email: /

Campaign Workshops for Young Coaches

On 27th November some of our volunteers delivered workshops to undergraduate students on the Edge Hill Coach Education programme. During four 1 hour sessions, 46 aspiring coaches participated in our awareness raising activities and heard some crucial facts about sexual exploitation and abuse. The group included Everton F.C. player Simone Magill!

Sport Respects Your Rights at NSPCC Conference

On the 14th October we were invited to present our project and campaign work to an audience of national safeguarding in sport lead officers at the Child Protection in Sport Unit’s annual conference. The team delivered a 30 minute presentation as well as two workshops! A great job all round with plenty of support and positive feedback from the conference participants.

New Training Opportunities for Volunteers

Want to join us in promoting the rights of children and young people in and through sport? We are looking for more volunteers to help us deliver our campaign and community work and have new training workshops taking place in October. Contact Mike Hartill (01695 584763) or Colette Eden (07595 520610 to sign up. Read more…

Cologne Meeting a Success

Thanks to the Sport Respects Your Rights training and management team (Gitta, Meike, Anno, Bettina and especially Agnes) for organizing and hosting a great meeting in Cologne. A small team from each country presented the progress so far and it was inspiring to see the work going on across Europe. Our hand signal campaign was really well received and it was great to share ideas for what we might do in the future. Here is the training and management team helping us to spread the message: #STOP1in5

creative edge studio

This week the SRYR UK team members have been filming at the Edge Hill University Creative Edge studio. Despite some early bravado the team soon found that speaking in front of a camera is harder than it looks! The footage will be used to raise awareness about the project and the issues we are campaigning for.

More images on our Facebook page.


The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) have been a strong supporter of our project and campaign and we are delighted to report that they have been awarded 1 million Euros from UEFA! This will help support their work.

Anne Tiivas, Director of the NSPCC’s CPSU, said: “We are immensely pleased to receive this award. The UEFA Monaco Charity Award will allow us to build on the work we have done with children, parents and everybody involved in football to create the best possible football environment for our children.” More here.

Key children's rights sports agency

ENGSO Youth are a vital pan-European umbrella organization that champion children’s rights within sports. Their team were early supporters of our 1 in 5 hand-signal campaign.