Coaches, players and sport clubs are teaming up with police, local authorities, health and charities to send a clear message to communities that child sexual exploitation has no place within sport.
Greater Manchester is a fantastic place for sport and we want to celebrate this while ensuring it is a safe space for children and young people.
From coaches and spectators to players and physiotherapists, we all have a role to play in identifying the warning signs of child sexual exploitation and ensuring that it is not welcome within sport.
Sport clubs are encouraged to sign up to the ‘It’s Not Okay in Sport’ charter and display it on their notice boards to show that child sexual exploitation will not be tolerated within their environment. The charter can be downloaded here.
The charter also aims to ensure everyone working and volunteering with children in sport understand child sexual exploitation and the steps that can be taken to identify the signs and provide support.
Collectively we will work to create a safe environment in sport in Greater Manchester and ensure that if there are concerns, people know how and where to report them
'It’s Not Okay in Sport’ will also empower young people within the sporting community to get involved in raising awareness of child sexual exploitation with their peers.
To report child sexual exploitation, call police on 101 or 999 if a child is in immediate danger. Alternatively, contact It's @NotOkayTameside on: 0161 856 5880 (based at Ashton Police Station).