Safeguarding Children from Violence and Abuse in Slovenian Sport

Joca Zurc, Daniel Rhind, Melanie Lang

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Sport is a key part of the Slovene national identity. Despite this, there are only limited empirical studies of violence, child abuse and broader safeguarding issues in Slovenian sport. This chapter reviews the laws and policies within Slovenian sport and brings to the fore recent allegations of child abuse in sport that have received significant media coverage. Further, country-specific empirical evidence of former elite gymnasts’ experiences within sport are presented. Finally, it is argued that high-profile cases of abuse may be changing attitudes towards the prevention of violence and abuse in Slovenian sport both within sports organizations and within the judicial system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice
EditorsMelanie Lang, Michael Hartill
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages214
ISBN (Print)9780415829793
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society


  • Child protection
  • safeguarding
  • Slovenia
  • abuse
  • sport


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