Safeguarding Children from Violence and Abuse in Slovenian Sport

Zurc, Joca, Rhind, Daniel and Lang, Melanie (2014) Safeguarding Children from Violence and Abuse in Slovenian Sport. In: Lang, Melanie and Hartill, Michael (eds). Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport: International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice. Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society. Routledge, London, pp. 78-87. ISBN 9780415829793

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child protection, safeguarding, Slovenia, abuse, sport
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Sports Science
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 08:22

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