The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Barbados’ Policies and Resources

This page summarises The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Barbados' key documents, policies and procedures that govern how the Award operates locally.

These policies are set to ensure that the Award meets and maintains the required Governance, Management and Delivery Standards set by The International Award Foundation (IAF), while in keeping with the regulations of the Government of Barbados.

These key documents and policies will evolve over time as new tools emerge, processes are updated and developed, and the risks associated with an area of work changes in response to internal or external developments.

This page was last Updated July 15 2021

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This sets out definitions for Adults in the Award, the responsibilities of such Adults and the process for becoming an Award Volunteer. It also highlights benefits associated with becoming an Award Volunteer.

This Policy sets out the practices and behaviour expected of all adults in the Award, especially when it comes to ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults associated with the Award.

This sets out the practices and behaviour expected of all adults in the Award, especially when it comes to ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults associated with the Award.

One of the Key Governing Documents that governs the establishment of the Award in Barbados, its purpose and principles of operation. 

These form part of the “International Agreements” enshrined in the IAA Memorandum of Understanding. which sets out the principles, practices and behaviour of how the Award is to be run.

 

These ensure that all Operators maintain comparable standards of practice as advised by the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, manage the Award fairly and impartially in all respects and ensures that the Award is open to all, subject to the age parameters.

The Guiding Principles are designed to ensure that a young person has a meaningful and purposeful journey through their Award, as well as ensuring that the impact of achieving their Award provides a lasting personal legacy.

 

The Award’s guiding principles are:  individual, non-competitive, achievable, voluntary, development, balanced, progressive, inspiration, persistence and enjoyable.

The glossary is a reference tool which can be used by anyone who is involved with the Award. This includes Award Operators, participants, partners, supporters, International Award Foundation staff and Trustees. It provides the agreed definitions by the Foundation and its Operators.