The UAE Pro League held a coordination meeting with the Ministry of Interior's Child Protection Centre, attended by Walid Al Hosani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the UAE Pro League, Lt. Col.
Abdulrahman Al Tamimi and Major Khaled Al Kaabi from the Ministry of Interior’s Child Protection Centre, in addition to the UAE Pro League’s Club Licensing and Development Department work team.
The meeting is part of the UAE Pro League's efforts to follow-up on the implementation of the Child Safeguarding initiative launched last season with the aim of providing a safe environment for child players in all professional clubs, facilitating the reporting of any type of violations against children, and ensuring smooth and speedy search and investigation procedures in all matters related to child players protection issues, in cooperation with the concerned authorities.
The meeting emphasised the importance of providing a safe and comfortable environment for children to play football in the United Arab Emirates, as every child has the right to be protected from physical, emotional or sexual harassment, mistreatment and exploitation, neglect or bullying.
Club Licensing requirements relating to Child Safeguarding Officer (CSO) were presented by the UAE Pro League during the meeting, including administrative documentation such as CV, work contract, job description, tasks and responsibilities, qualifications and certificates etc.
It also presented a progress report on the implementation of the project so far and timeline of ongoing efforts as well as scheduled site visits to the clubs.