Title
Sexual harassment and abuse in sport : the NOC*NSF helpline Sexual harassment and abuse in sport : the NOC*NSF helpline
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University Hospital Antwerp
Publication type
article
Publication
Warsaw ,
Subject
Sociology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
International review for the sociology of sport. - Warsaw
Volume/pages
50(2015) :7 , p. 822-839
ISSN
1012-6902
ISI
000363471000004
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Following a high-profile case of child sexual abuse in sport in 1996, the Netherlands Olympic Committee and the Netherlands Sports Confederation (NOC∗NSF) established a telephone helpline service on sexual harassment and abuse (SHA). In order to expand their understanding of this problem, NOC∗NSF maintained written records of incidents reported to the helpline. These records revealed 323 separate incidents for the period 2001 to 2010. This paper presents a descriptive analysis of this data and discusses the findings. We conclude that whilst there are major limitations to working with information gathered in this way, a sustainable telephone helpline can provide a valuable service for the sports community. Whilst official sources of data are known to under represent the scale of sexual abuse, through collaboration with researchers, such services can also generate important information for policymakers.
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