Online Safety Policy & Procedure

Communicating online with children and vulnerable people

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This policy has been created by Rotary GB&I to ensure the safety of all people involved in online calls with children and vulnerable people. Rotarians must not have one-to-one calls with young and/or vulnerable people – at least one parent/guardian/carer must be in the presence of the child/vulnerable adult during the call at all times. 

The guidance given is for group calls involving multiple Rotarians, young and/or vulnerable people. The advice contained within is based on Rotary GB&I safeguarding policy, the current GDPR and also information provided by the NSPCC. 

For the purposes of this policy, the definition of a ‘young person’ is 17 years or younger. The definition of an ‘adult’ is 18 years or older. For the definition of a ‘vulnerable adult’, see Rotary GB&I Safeguarding Guidance Manual. 

It is expected that the Safeguarding Policy for Children and the Safeguarding Policy for Vulnerable Adults have both been read, understood and adopted. 

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