Members of the Duavata Sustainable Tourism Collective were hosted by Leleuvia Island Resort for two days of training and support to develop child protection policies for their businesses.

The training was facilitated by Medical Services Pacific (MSP) from 13–15 October 2020 supported through AVI and the Child Safe Volunteering hub – Promoting Child Safe and Responsible Tourism and Volunteering in Fiji and Vanuatu.

In response to discussions during the training, MSP developed a tailored child protection policy template. A review committee made up of three participants will review this template, and members will adapt it to their individual businesses. Talanoa Treks child protection policy is already in place, and others have theirs in development.

Duavata members have committed to advocating within the broader industry for wider adoption and child protection policies.