Child Abuse in Sport: European Statistics

  • Rulofs, Bettina (CoI)
  • Vertommen, Tine (CoI)
  • Martin, Montserrat (CoI)
  • Allroggen, Marc (CoI)
  • Kampen, Jarl (CoI)

    Project Details


    CASES is a collaborative partnership between 7 European universities, 2 national and 1 international sport organisation with experience in and commitment to enhancing the safety of children in sport and protecting them from abuse. The project will generate crucial data on child maltreatment and abuse in European sport and produce accessible educational materials with and for the sport sector. The project will deliver a scientific study that will provide a robust assessment of the extent to which children (under 18) in sport are subjected to exploitation and abuse in 6 EU countries.
    Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/21

    Collaborative partners

    • Edge Hill University (lead)
    • German Sport University Cologne (Project partner)
    • Thomas More University of Applied Sciences (Project partner)
    • Ulm University (Project partner)
    • The University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (Project partner)
    • University of Vienna (Project partner)
    • National Institute for Mother and Child Health (Project partner)
    • University of Antwerp (Project partner)
    • Sport England (Project partner)
    • German Sport Youth (Project partner)
    • International Association of Athletics Federations (Project partner)

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


    • sexual violence
    • sport
    • child maltreatment
    • interpersonal violence

    Research Institutes

    • Institute for Social Responsibility

    Research Centres

    • Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport


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