LAUSANNE, Switz., Dec. 16, 2022—The FIE hosted two Safe Sport webinars to help federations implement, review and improve safeguarding policies at the national level. They took place on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 1400 CET and Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 2000 CET to provide the widest-possible reach around the world. Simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish was provided.
Approximately 60 people attended the webinars, which were organised by the FIE and led by Georgina Usher, president of the FIE Women and Fencing Council, FIE safeguarding officer and certified IOC International safeguarding officer in sport.
The presentations included two parts:
- The definition of safeguarding, the definition of the different kinds of abuse and harassment and practical references and examples of the impact the different kinds of abuse and harassment can have on FIE, IOC and international organisations and members
- Thorough guidelines and practical steps presented to support drafting safeguarding policies, including preparation, development, content, application and implementation
The FIE is committed to ensuring fencing is practiced in a safe environment, where athletes harmoniously and all the members of the FIE family are granted respect and protected from all forms of harassment and abuse. For the latest information about Safe Sport, more details or to make a safeguarding report on the FIE website, please click here.