Child Safety and wellbeing in Australian Sport

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Sport is central to the lives of Australians, woven into the fabric of the nation’s
collective identity (Georgakis and Russell 2011). But even in this ‘paradise of sport’
(Cashman 1995) in recent years questions have been raised about the widely held belief of the innate ‘goodness’ of sport. Concerns about child abuse within and beyond sport and about sexism, doping and wider ethical issues have, in recent years, led to legislative and policy changes aimed at improving children’s safety and promoting wellbeing in and beyond sport.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafeguarding, Child protection and Abuse in Sport
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice
EditorsMelanie Lang, Mike Hartill
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)9780415829793
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Child protection
  • Sports
  • welfare

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