What is Start to Talk?

“Start to Talk” is a Council of Europe call for action to public authorities and the sport movement to stop child abuse. By joining this call, governments, sports clubs, associations and federations, as well as athletes and coaches, pledge to take concrete measures to prevent and respond to abuse.

“Start to Talk” is about adults breaking the silence and lending children a voice.

In brief
Proposed actions

EPAS invites Council of Europe member states to join this effort and undertake three kinds of actions. The three actions below each contain a set number of "supporting packages" which, when combined, offer states a dynamic set of tools to ensure the action develops. Detailed information about each individual supporting package can also be found below.

supporting packages

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Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport