Maldives Olympic Committee collaborates with ARC to launch “Child Safeguarding Policy”

Maldivian Olympians Dheema and Rafa | Photo: Madives Olympics Committee

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Olympic Committee in association with Advocating the Rights of Children (ARC) formulated the “Child Safeguarding Policy” to protect the rights of children in sports.

The “Child Safeguarding Policy” was launched by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Wednesday in a ceremony held at the President’s Office.

“Child Safeguarding Policy” is an additional step toward ensuring complete protection and safety for children in all aspects of their lives, including the field of sports.

President Solih

The policy aims to ensure the safety and protection of children participating in sporting events from abuse, neglect, and harm. President Solih stated that the policy would also help advance children’s knowledge and understanding of their rights.

President Solih emphasised that the policy would be implemented on a national scale, assuring the cooperation of all government offices and institutions. The President urged families and civil society to support the policy’s implementation, emphasising how far it has come in terms of child protection and safety.

The “Child Safeguarding Policy” was drawn up in accordance with international best practices and in line with the Maldives’ Constitution, laws, and regulations.