The Clubs recognise that the services it provides are used by children.
The Clubs believe that children have the right to be secure from abuse, and Rotary GB&I are committed to protecting all the children in their care from harm.
The Clubs will appoint a Rotarian as the Safeguarding Children/Child Protection Officer. This Officer will have suitable experience, training and expertise, and will be responsible for liaising with appropriate outside agencies and Rotary GB&I in any child protection matter.
The Clubs have a duty to ensure the welfare of all children who may be at risk. This duty involves reporting the risk to an appropriate agency and Rotary GB&I and by promoting a safe environment within the Club.
The Clubs will take every possible action to prevent abuse and to deal with it as promptly and effectively as possible if it occurs.
Aim of the Policy
The central aim of Rotary GB&I’s Safeguarding Policy is to inform all Rotarians of:
Definition of Abuse
Abuse of children may take any of the following forms:
Rotary GB&I has a duty to ensure that all Clubs working with children adopt safe practices.
The Clubs will undertake Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)* checks on all new and existing Rotarians as appropriate and will undertake regular education of its members to minimise any risks to children posed by Rotarians or others who may be supporting Rotary activity involving children.
The Clubs have a duty to report serious concerns relating to abuse to appropriate agencies including the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)* and the Rotary GB&I Compliance Officer.
©Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland (last reviewed April 2017)
Rotary GB&I will:
Appoint a Rotarian as the Safeguarding Children/Child Protection Officer. This Officer will have suitable experience, training and expertise.
Ensure that all Club Safeguarding Children/Child Protection Officers within their District receive regular education to minimise any risks to children posed by Rotarians in their District
The Clubs expect its members to:
Rotarians should be aware of who they may turn to for advice if they become aware or suspect that abuse is occurring.
Failure by Rotarians to report incidents or suspicions of abuse may lead to disciplinary and/or legal action.
* or relevant state authority
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