Against a background of high profile cases of child abuse in sport in the media, Edge Hill University is playing a major role in a new event to raise awareness and share research about exploitation in sport.
Sporting organisations need to do more to understand and prevent gender-based violence, according to Edge Hill University senior lecturer Dr Melanie Lang in an interview with BBC Sport Online.
Dr Mike Hartill, Reader in the Sociology of Sport, initiated the EU-funded project ‘Voices for Truth and Dignity’ (VOICE) in 2015. The project, led by the German Sport University, Cologne, is a collaboration between seven European universities plus sport agencies and victim-support organisations.
An academic from Edge Hill University has collaborated with a national charity to develop training to raise awareness of child abuse within sport.