WSA host successful ‘Children’s Human Rights & Sport’ event

Thank you to the Children’s Commissioner for Wales for delivering the successful seminar on the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child for the sport sector.

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) would like to thank everybody who made our recent seminar on the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child for the sporting sector, hosted by the Children’s Commissioner Professor Sally Holland, such a successful and enriching event. 

A massive thank you must go to the Children’s Commissioner’s team, whose cooperation in establishing, setting up, and ensuring the smooth-running of the event was invaluable.  

We are also, of course, hugely grateful to Professor Sally Holland herself who, despite being positive for COVID-19, led the fantastically interesting online seminar for WSA members. 

From direct ways of empowering children and giving them a voice, to constructive advice on how to embed the UNCRC into our policies, structures, training and language across sports organisations – the content and resources provided by the Children’s Commissioner were of enormous value.  

Professor Sally Holland, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

After a successful seven years in the role, Sally will be stepping down as Children’s Commissioner for Wales in April; the WSA would like to thank her for her service during that time, and for delivering a captivating seminar for our members before she returns to Cardiff University!  

We would also like to express our gratitude to our members themselves who, as well as showing a good attendance to the event, participated greatly to ensure fantastic collaboration on some brilliant ideas.

It is our hope that we can build on the willingness and enthusiasm for safeguarding children’s rights, demonstrated by our members, to develop a sector-wide charter that puts the rights of all children at the forefront of our policies, practices and procedures, as well as establish approaches that allow children and young people to play a meaningful role in our clubs and organisations.  

We hope you all found the event as useful and interesting as we did!  

For all the resources provided during our online seminar, a comprehensive summary of the issues discussed, a recording of the event, and further information on Safeguarding Policy, head to our Safeguarding Advice Guidance & Resources page on our website!

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