We’ve partnered with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to launch an innovative safeguarding awareness campaign that uses augmented reality technology to help keep those involved in sport safe.
In order to recognise and report a safeguarding issue it is paramount that all parents, coaches and players are aware of the signs of abuse.
The ‘Safe to Play’ campaign will see all LTA registered venues provided with pocket-sized cards to distribute to their members – including parents and players.
These cards will employ augmented reality to act as pocket reminders by providing a range of engaging digital resources.
The cards, when scanned by a smartphone or tablet, will call up an augmented reality overlay on top of whatever is behind the card.
“Our job is to support more people of all ages and backgrounds to regularly take part in sport and physical activity,” said our head of children and young people, Alexandra Moore.
“Ensuring that people feel safe when they get active is fundamental in achieving our goals and that’s why we’ve partnered with the LTA, the National Working Group (NWG) and the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) on this innovative awareness campaign.
“Safe to Play aims to highlight the role everyone involved in sport – parents, players, coaches and volunteers – can play in protecting our children and young people; raising awareness of safeguarding to ensure everyone taking part in sport and physical activity has a positive experience.”
The card will allow users to select from a dramatised video telling one family’s story of abuse in sport, video guides on how to identify the signs of abuse, top tips on how to stay safe in sport, questions to ask when selecting a coach and a quiz to help drive awareness.