Part 8: Safe Sport and Calls to Action

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One resounding theme throughout this reader that all the authors have communicated in their own unique way is that safe sport requires effort from a variety of stakeholders at every level of the sports system. Now that a universal body has been formed to implement the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), what happens next? In the final chapter of this reader, Gretchen Kerr, PhD, from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto writes about what needs to happen in order for the UCCMS to be realized. Finally, an epilogue written by Michele Donnelly, PhD, from the Faculty of Sport Management at Brock University offers a summary of where we currently stand in this movement, and an important perspective on what steps need to be taken next to put these words into action. 

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