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Big Story: Sports Ministry addresses child abuse in sports

The Sports Ministry recently met with sports leaders from across Cayman to discuss its draft Child Abuse Reporting Policy.

The document addresses ways the Government can step in to help prevent children participating in sports from being abused emotionally, sexually or physically. Before this, Government left it up to individual sports associations and clubs to handle and this is the first time the Ministry has stepped in with an overarching policy regarding athlete abuse.

The move comes after two coaches over the past three years have been charged by police with sex crimes against underage athletes they coached.

The policy addresses issues like education, appointing a reporting officer for each association and respective club, details on how to report suspicious activity and the Ministry’s plans to become more involved in the coach vetting process.

Cayman 27’s Kevin Morales joined Tammi Sulliman live on set to talk more in-depth about the move.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 Sports Producer Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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