Safeguarding Players from Harassment & Abuse

Harassment and abuse presents an important risk to a player's health, participation and performance. The FIVB is committed to providing a harassment-free environment and has developed procedures and educational resources in line with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Safeguarding Toolkit

The FIVB strongly recommends that athletes, parents, coaches, medical personnel and sport officials are informed about how to keep sport safe for all and know how to report cases of harassment and abuse and how to report eventual cases.


[PDF] The FIVB Policy against Harassment & Abuse

[PDF] The FIVB Disciplinary Regulations


The FIVB educates coaches, team personal, Doctors and Therapists and everyone involved with players.

Get more information from the IOC toolkit on Safeguarding Athletes from Harassment & Abuse in Sport

The IOC Athlete Learning Gateway also provides a course on safeguarding athletes from harassment and abuse.

Reporting: how to report?

Victims of harassment and abuse are entitled to report either in person or in writing. During competitions, cases of harassment and abuse should be reported to the Safeguarding Officer. 

All matters pertaining to an alleged incident of harassment and abuse, in particular its respective reports, personal information of the concerned individuals as well as any other information gathered during investigations  shall be regarded as confidential.

The M-13 Safeguarding form  on harassment and abuse can be filed at any time.

Further Resources