The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) is preparing to implement a new Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and will train a cadre of individuals in the new year to conduct sensitisation workshops in Safeguarding in Sport.
The BOA is, therefore, extending an invitation to each national federation to nominate at least one person for safeguarding training. Additionally, the BOA is requesting that national federations inform their members about the training so that anyone else who is interested can take advantage of the opportunity. The goal of this training is for the individual to become a workshop facilitator in the field.
According to Vaneisha Cadogan, Director of the National Olympic Academy (NOA) of Barbados, it is crucial for every national federation to have at least one member who can spread awareness among stakeholders about safeguarding and assist in implementing the BOA Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
“The upcoming training will be helpful in this regard. If necessary, we will organise multiple workshops, but our aim is to train at least one person from each federation initially. Once the training is completed, we will choose facilitators from among those who have successfully gone through the programme,” Director Cadogan added.
Registration is now open for the training sessions, which begin in January 2024. Interested persons are encouraged to register their interest at https://forms.gle/dURX9Anc2yVbSkwF7 or by scanning the QR code on the flyer.