Youth sport and recreation programs can be hugely beneficial to a child’s long-term development. It provides them with a place where they can make friends, develop emotionally and keep healthy while building their self-esteem, respect for others and dignity. Those responsible for organizing youth sports have a duty of care to ensure children entrusted to them are provided with a safe environment where they can grow and develop free from the risk of sexual abuse.
Effective risk management processes are integral to keeping children safe and maintaining public trust in youth sports organisations. However, while anti-abuse guidelines exist at national and provincial levels, local leagues and sports clubs are largely left on their own in deciding how to implement risk management practices according to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. The lack of oversight and guidance can leave gaps which abusers are able to exploit.
To help sports organisations ensure a safe environment, Player’s Health Cover and Beazley have partnered to offer Beazley’s Safeguard product to Canadian sports and recreation organizations.
Beazley has been writing sexual molestation liability (SML) since 2006. They have learned that a prompt and appropriate response is critical and perceptions of stonewalling can be catastrophic. Building on this experience they developed Beazley Safeguard. Safeguard combines advanced risk management and proactive crisis response services with effective insurance protection. It is designed to help clients minimize the risk of abuse within their organization and to respond effectively if an abuse event occurs.
To learn more about Player’s Health Cover and Beazley Safeguard please contact:
Tanja Link, Business Development Leader – 1-877-PHCOVER (742-6837) – [email protected]
Neil Mitchell, President – (416) 574-6396 – [email protected]
About Player’s Health
Player’s Health is a leading Risk Management Services firm that provides specialized assessment, prevention, mitigation and risk transfer services and insurance solutions to Canada’s sport, recreation, leisure and fitness sector.
Beazley plc is the parent company of specialist businesses with operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Australia. Beazley manages six Lloyd’s syndicates and is one of the largest insurers operating at Lloyd’s.
PLAYER’S HEALTH AND BEAZLEY PARTNER UP TO OFFER SAFEGUARD PRODUCT TO CANADIAN SPORTS AND RECREATION ORGANIZATIONS July 8, 2020