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.