A Green Flag for the Flag System? Towards a Child Protection Policy in Flemish Sport

Tine Vertommen, Jan Toftegaard Støckel, Lore Vandevivere, Filip Van Den Eede, Kristine De Martelaer

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Resumé

Over the past decade the international agenda on the prevention of child sexual harassment and abuse in sport has been strengthened by a number of general policy recommendations. Despite a growing body of literature and research about sexual harassment and abuse in sport, there is hardly any evidence-based policy and prevention research to guide the policy implementation process. By
using the Flemish sport system as its empirical focus, this paper investigates the feasibility of the so-called Flag System to translate policy into practice. The Flag System is a didactic tool created to assist sport stakeholders in the assessment of sexual behaviour involving children. It is in the process of being implemented in Flanders and preliminary findings suggest a high level of feasibility at all levels of organised sports. Demonstrating that a number of inhibiting forces have
effectively been reduced in Flanders, the current analysis of the process of planned change suggests that the Flag System has potential in bridging the gap between policy and practice and may also be suitable for implementation in other Western countries.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
Vol/bind8
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)15-31
ISSN1940-6940
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

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Vertommen, Tine ; Støckel, Jan Toftegaard ; Vandevivere, Lore ; Van Den Eede, Filip ; De Martelaer, Kristine. / A Green Flag for the Flag System? Towards a Child Protection Policy in Flemish Sport . I: International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. 2016 ; Bind 8, Nr. 1. s. 15-31.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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