CASES: General Report. The prevalence and characteristics of interpersonal violence against children (IVAC) inside and outside sport in six European countries
reportposted on 23.02.2022, 11:51 authored by Michael HartillMichael Hartill, Bettina Rulofs, Melanie LangMelanie Lang, Tine Vertommen, Marc Allroggen, Eva Cirera, Rosa Diketmuller, Jarl Kampen, Anna Kohl, Montserrat Martín, Ioana Nanu, Marilen Neeten, Daniel Sage, Ecaterina Stativa
Recent years have seen unprecedented attention on the abuse of children and athletes in sport. Strategic responses are critical and must be informed by robust evidence on the scale and nature of these abuses.
The CASES project aimed to provide 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 we undertook a survey of over 10,000 individuals across Europe in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Spain, and the UK.
The general report explains the study and reports on the high-level data from all six countries; the national reports cover data specific to that country alone. This is our preliminary reporting stage and further analyses will be undertaken to explore the data set further.