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This paper (re)tells the story of a sports coach who was accused of emotional abuse of a child athlete and, following an investigation by his club, cleared of the allegation. Accounts of such allegations are rare and no research to date has explored coaches’ lived experiences of this. Such stories are ‘dangerous’ and remain largely unrecognised and undebated as they represent a challenge to the meta-narrative of child protection. Using the stance of a ‘storyteller’, the coach-participant’s story is presented as a monologue crafted using his words and embellished with literary techniques. The story is purposefully largely left open for interpretation in an attempt to encourage readers to engage cognitively and emotionally with it. Telling such a ‘dangerous’ story aims to add to the narrative repertoires available to those working in this field and expand understandings of child protection in sport.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health|
|Early online date||21 Oct 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
- false/unfounded allegations of abuse
- child protection in sport
- safeguarding in sport
- emotional abuse in sport
- emotional abuse
- child protection
- Unfounded allegations of abuse
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