Safeguarding Children from Violence and Abuse in Slovenian Sport

Joca Zurc, Daniel Rhind, Melanie Lang

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    Abstract

    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
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages78-87
    Number of pages214
    ISBN (Print)9780415829793
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2014

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Keywords

    • Child protection
    • safeguarding
    • Slovenia
    • abuse
    • sport

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