The CASES project aimed to provide strong data on the prevalence of interpersonal violence, abuse and maltreatment experienced by children (people under the age of 18) inside or outside sport, across different European national contexts. To this end it undertook a survey of over 10,000 individuals across
.Europe in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Spain, and the UK
The survey on interpersonal violence in sport was applied in six European countries. Academics from seven universities and research institutes in those countries supported the project in each phase. Partners from three sport organisations – one international (World Athletics) and two national (Sport England and German Sports Youth) – consulted the project in order to increase transfer into the field of practical sport.
According to the general report, some of the key findings show that:
- The experience of interpersonal violence in children’s and youth sport is a widespread problem.
- Interpersonal violence against children is perpetrated by both adults and peers.
- The prevalence of interpersonal violence against children is lowest for respondents in recreational sport and highest for those who competed in international sport.
- The prevalence of interpersonal violence against children inside sport is broadly similar across national contexts.
- The prevalence of interpersonal violence against children inside sport is higher for boys than girls in all countries.
- Perpetrators of interpersonal violence against children inside sport were predominantly identified as male, but not exclusively.
- Perpetrators of interpersonal violence against children are usually known to the child.
The CASES report includes a list of recommendations to government departments responsible for sports, international, national, and federal organizations, as well as a range of prevention strategies, and training
and education directions.
.2021 ,Child Abuse in Sport: European Statistics