By Daniel Weiss, Private Investigator
Children’s sports organizations have made significant progress towards ensuring a safe, constructive medium for participants and staff, while emphasizing key values such as performance, discipline and motivation. Most National Governing Bodies have adopted safe sport policies aimed at protecting children and young adults from misconduct, as well as setting the framework for responding to incidents.
However, children’s sports environments are highly dynamic and sensitive, and often create a great psychological impact for children. Our investigative experience shows that this environment remains susceptible to generating serious and frequent misconduct towards child participants. As we all struggle for better, safer environments for our children, it is extremely important that efforts are made to understand, observe and react to any form of misconduct that may take place in sports organizations or similar circumstances.