Definition of Safe Sport
According to the International Olympic Council’s Consensus Statement (2016), Safe Sport is defined as an “athletic environment that is respectful, equitable and free from all forms of harassment and abuse”.
Harassment and abuse can be expressed in five forms, occurring in combination or in isolation. It is based on any grounds, including race, religion, colour, creed, ethnic origin, physical, attributes, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, socio-economic status, and athletic ability.
It can happen in person or online. Harassment may be deliberate, unsolicited, or coercive. It often results from the abuse of authority or power by an individual against another.
To report an instance of alleged abuse and/or misconduct that goes against the values of Safe Sport, you may do the following:
- Call Singapore Athletics at 6386 2721 and ask to speak to SA Safeguarding Officer
- Contact SA Safeguarding Officers, Mr Gerald Ng (SA GM), Kelvin Ang (SA Asst Hon Sec), Ms Carine Attan (SA staff) and Ms Michelle Sng via online form below, or directly at
- Alternatively, you may request to meet our Safeguarding Officers personally
- You do not have to be a victim to report instances of abuse or misconduct, you could do it as a person who is aware of or have witnessed the incident(s). SA will ensure that your identity is kept strictly confidential.
- Lodge a report at any Police station or via the Police E-Service page. If it is an emergency that requires immediate Police assistance, call 999.
If you require help and counselling, or feel unsure about an encounter, you may reach out to:
- Sexual Assault Care Centre Helpline: 6779 0282 | www.sacc.sg
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday | 10am to 10pm
- Women’s Helpline: 1800 777 5555 | www.aware.org.sg
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday | 10am to 6pm
- Other Useful Resources for Reporting here
5th Aug 2020
Tags: Safe Sport