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Safeguarding Athletes from Harassment and Abuse

McMaster University and Athlete 365 via Independent


Crucial to creating a safe sporting environment is recognising the signs of harassment and abuse and knowing when and how to act. This course will provide you with the education and tools to effectively safeguard athletes and take responsibility in offering support and protection. A key take away will be in building your awareness of when harassment and abuse could be occurring around you and how to step in.


  1. What is harassment and abuse?
  2. Recognising the signs
  3. Case study: Alex
  4. Understanding your role
  5. What can organisations do?

Taught by

Margo Mountjoy and Sheldon Kennedy


5.0 rating, based on 1 Class Central review

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  • Ligaya T. Kitane
    This is a very useful course and is a must for all coaches. Neglect which is usually taken for granted should be of importance as well. Thanks to the authors Ms. Mountjoy and Mr. Kennedy

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