The UAE Pro League, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior-affiliated Child Protection Center, organized a lecture for child safeguarding officials at professional clubs.
The lecture, which was held at the UAE Pro League headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (October 26), was part of the UAE Pro League's commitment to promoting and protecting the safety of children with regard to the Child Safeguarding Program.
Chief Executive Officer of UAE Pro League Waleed Ibrahim Al Hosani gave the opening speech during the lecture, in which he stressed the importance of implementing the necessary strategic measures to achieve the maximum level of protection for children, explaining that child protection has always been a priority for the UAE's wise leadership that enacted laws aim to protect them and motivate them for creativity and excellence.
Al Hosani also highlighted the UAE Pro League's commitment to protecting child players, placing their safety and well-being among its top priorities, and believing that every player has the right to enjoy playing football in a safe and appropriate environment.
On his part, Major Khaled Al Kaabi, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Interior Center for Child Protection, reviewed the Child Protection Law (Wadeema Law) and the role of the Child Protection Specialist, and all related reporting procedures.
Notably that the UAE Pro League was one of the first football leagues in the Asian continent to implement the child protection program, through close coordination with the Ministry of Interior affiliated Child Protection Center, and by working with the Child Protection Specialists, the Asian Football Confederation, and FIFA.
The lecture was attended by Fatima Hamed Al-Rashidi - Head of the Prevention, Awareness, and Guidance Department at the Ministry of Interior-affiliated Child Protection Center, in addition to representatives of professional clubs.