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Webinar to help protect children in sport

April 06, 2018


Marie Collins Foundation CEO Tink Palmer has taken part in a webinar to highlight the impact on victims of viewing indecent images of children online.

The recording took place at the NSPCC National Training Centre in Leicester and was hosted by Jude Toasland, of the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit, and also involved Tracy Garcia and Andy Wood, representing the Internet Watch Foundation.

The webinar can be heard here: https://thecpsu.org.uk/resource-library/2018/webinar-steering-clear-of-indecent-images-of-children/

Entitled “Steering clear of indecent images of children”, the webinar is part of a co-ordinated national campaign, led by HM Government, that seeks to raise awareness about the law surrounding viewing indecent images of under-18s.

The discussion between MCF and the IWF, together with the NSPCC, provides clear information on the law and how partner agencies are working together to share information and educate internet users.

The webinar was designed to support professionals within UK Sports Councils, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) in their work to minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities, but is also expected to be viewed widely by other organisations working with children and general internet users.

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“It is comforting to see that the Marie Collins Foundation is trying to address the issues of children harmed online and enabling front line practitioners to conduct work with children that is based on relevant research. I will be a regular visitor to the website and will be advertising the charity in the workshops I facilitate.”

Social worker, MCF training attendee

Marie Collins Foundation Partners