Particular Olympics Slovakia Organizes First Ever Safeguarding Seminar

Particular Olympics Slovakia organized its first-ever Safeguarding seminar as a part of the Particular Olympics Operation Safeguard mission, funded by Erasmus+, with 60 contributors attending.

This seminar supplied attendees with a superb basis to the additional improvement of safeguarding insurance policies, coaching and reporting at Particular Olympics Slovakia.

Through the 3-hour seminar, academics, volunteers, coaches and youth leaders realized about and mentioned all features of safeguarding. This included find out how to introduce Particular Olympics athletes to safeguarding, why safeguarding is vital, what behaviors are acceptable by volunteers, coaches, Particular Olympics workers and fellow athletes, and what behaviours are usually not.

Safeguarding is a vital a part of any sports activities group’s actions as it’s central to the creation of constructive environments for contributors, coaches, workers and volunteers. Safeguarding focuses on making certain that contributors are protected against potential sexual, bodily and psychological abuse. Safeguarding additionally focuses on making a protected and constructive house for contributors to coach and compete. Whereas most safeguarding insurance policies concentrate on kids, it’s important that sports activities organizations who work with adults with mental disabilities (ID) have procedures in place to guard each adults and youngsters 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 overtly discuss abuse.”

Eva Gazova, Particular Olympics Slovakia Nationwide Director

Particular Olympics Slovakia Challenge Supervisor Veronika Sedlackova added, “Prevention is the important thing. It’s scary to know that each one sorts of conditions can occur, nevertheless it additionally feels protected to know that if we preserve our eyes open and keep alert, we are able to 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 is able to end in June 2024, is for the Particular Olympics packages inside the consortium to develop safeguarding insurance policies, safeguarding coaching and reporting procedures to provide the absolute best safety to their athletes. The important thing learnings and suggestions from the mission will likely 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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