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Safeguarding participants in hockey from harassment & abuse

FIH believes that it is a fundamental right of all individuals involved with FIH to be able to participate in a non-violent, safe and respectful environment.

FIH acknowledges its duty of care in this regard and is committed to supporting an environment and a culture free from harassment and abuse. The welfare of all individuals involved with FIH is paramount. Behaviour and actions that constitute harassment and abuse will not be tolerated.

All forms of harassment and abuse constitute a violation of the FIH Integrity Code and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Code of Ethics.

The FIH Policy, Procedures and Incident Form for Safeguarding Participants in Hockey from Harassment & Abuse is available here.

For any queries regarding FIH’s Policy & Procedures on Safeguarding, please contact:

IOC Resources on Safeguarding

The IOC has delivered several important reports and resources related to Safe Sport.

The IOC Safeguarding Toolkit has been created to assist the Olympic Movement to develop and implement athlete-safeguarding policies and procedures. Please click here for the toolkit.

To complement the toolkit and ensure that athletes, their entourage and other individuals understand the core components of this sensitive topic, a free bite-size IOC Athlete Safeguarding e-learning course has been developed and launched on the IOC Athlete Learning Gateway. Please click here for the e-learning course.

Established in 2022, the dedicated IOC Safe Sport Unit specialises in safeguarding, and has introduced a range of new programmes and broader initiatives that cover education and awareness-raising, such as the IOC Mental Health in Elite Athletes Toolkit. In July 2023, the IOC Safe Sport Unit also launched a comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan.

Additional Resources:

Integrity Code (note that effective date is 1st April 2018) (420.5 KB)

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IOC Code of Ethics: click here

IOC Consensus Statement 2016: Harassment and Abuse in Sport - click here