Safeguard athletes, spectators, workers and other groups involved

Safeguarding is a proactive concept that refers to the processes and mechanisms of ensuring that physical education, physical activity and sport are safe settings for all, in which human rights are fully respected. Different groups require different sorts of safeguarding: athletes need safe spaces to train and compete; spectators need safe means of transport to events and secure areas to watch events; and workers have a right to be safeguarded from risk or harm whilst building or serving stadia. Each group shares, however, an expectation that their health, safety, and well-being are safeguarded so that sport remains a positive experience for all.