Commit to Kids — Keeping Kids Safe in Sport
C3P is part of the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) Responsible Coaching Movement through our Commit to Kids program and has created tailored resources to help keep kids safe in sports.
Who is it for?
Sports Organizations, Coaches, and Parents/Guardians
What does it do?
The program has four components:
- Commit to Kids for Coaches eLearning module
- Free 23 minute video — Commit to Kids for Coaches: Foundational Information for Safeguarding Children from Sexual Abuse
- Commit to Kids Kit and Policies and Procedures Workbook
- Resource sheets for both coaches and parents, as well as a parent guide
The Commit to Kids program looks beyond what to do when abuse is suspected and emphasizes expectations for adults interacting with children in sport, encourages bringing forward any concerns of misconduct towards children, and helps organizations develop policies that enable coaches and volunteers to uphold standards of conduct that protect children and youth participating in sport.
How does it support child safety?
The Commit to Kids for Coaches online training, paired with the associated resources, addresses the importance of understanding boundaries, sexual misconduct, and reporting inappropriate behaviour, as well as the coach-athlete relationship and guidelines for interactions between adults and athletes.