Particular Olympics Slovakia organized its first-ever Safeguarding seminar as a part of the Particular Olympics Operation Safeguard mission, funded by Erasmus+, with 60 individuals attending.
This seminar supplied attendees with a superb basis to the additional improvement of safeguarding insurance policies, coaching and reporting at Particular Olympics Slovakia.
In the course of the 3-hour seminar, lecturers, volunteers, coaches and youth leaders realized about and mentioned all facets of safeguarding. This included learn how to introduce Particular Olympics athletes to safeguarding, why safeguarding is necessary, what behaviors are acceptable by volunteers, coaches, Particular Olympics workers and fellow athletes, and what behaviours will not be.
Safeguarding is a vital a part of any sports activities group’s actions as it’s central to the creation of constructive environments for individuals, coaches, workers and volunteers. Safeguarding focuses on making certain that individuals are shielded from potential sexual, bodily and psychological abuse. Safeguarding additionally focuses on making a protected and constructive house for individuals to coach and compete. Whereas most safeguarding insurance policies deal with youngsters, it’s important that sports activities organizations who work with adults with mental disabilities (ID) have procedures in place to guard each adults and kids with ID. This mission will assist Particular Olympics packages higher perceive the necessities wanted to guard athletes.
“To maintain our athletes protected is our main precedence. To allow them to know we care helps them to be stronger and braver to brazenly discuss abuse.”
Eva Gazova, Particular Olympics Slovakia Nationwide Director
Particular Olympics Slovakia Undertaking Supervisor Veronika Sedlackova added, “Prevention is the important thing. It’s scary to know that every one sorts of conditions can occur, nevertheless it additionally feels protected to know that if we preserve our eyes open and keep alert, we will cease it.
Particular Olympics Slovakia is a part of the broader mission consortium on this Erasmus+ funded mission which options Particular Olympics Estonia, Particular Olympics Eire, Particular Olympics Cyprus, Particular Olympics Belgium, Particular Olympics Europe Eurasia and exterior skilled associate Centre for Sports activities and Human Rights. The main focus of this mission, which can end in June 2024, is for the Particular Olympics packages inside the consortium to develop safeguarding insurance policies, safeguarding coaching and reporting procedures to offer the absolute best safety to their athletes. The important thing learnings and suggestions from the mission shall be used to assist the roll out of safeguarding insurance policies among the many Nationwide Programmes within the Europe/Eurasia area.
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