The Protection and Safeguarding of children and adults who may be vulnerable, is a paramount concern for every Rotarian.

Safeguarding Issues and Guidelines

In order for Rotary activities to be covered by Rotary GB&I Insurance, clubs and Districts MUST sign up to the Rotary GB&I Safeguarding Policy and adopt the guidelines.

This is not just a bureaucratic exercise, but essential

  •     to enable Districts, Clubs and individual members to meet legislative requirements
  •     to give support and guidance to Districts, Clubs and Individual members on carrying out their Rotarian duties to ensure their well being.
  •    to ensure Districts, Clubs and Individual members are covered by the Rotary GB&I Insurance Policy in all their activities
  •     to provide legal support and advice in the event of any allegation or claim being made against a District, Club or Individual member

A number of important changes in government legislation on Protection and Safeguarding have taken place in recent years, most significantly

The Disclosure and Barring Service

On 1 December 2012 the Independent and Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) combined to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This means there would be one authority carrying out Criminal Records Checks and Checking the Barred Lists (people who had been barred from working with Children or Adults)

For fuller details, please download Rotary GB&I & District 1090 Protection presentation October 2014.pdf

Documents referred to in this presentation and the Rotary GB&I Safeguarding Policy may be downloaded from the Compliance page in the Members Section of the Rotary GB&I Website

If in doubt please contact

Sian Lindo (Crowthorne & Sandhurst), District 1090 Safeguarding Officer.

Other Useful Downloads

Nov 2013

Model protection policy for adoption by a Rotary Club

Nov 2013 Protection: Advice for Christmas Activities pdf

Related pages...

Complexities of Compliance

The Complexities of Compliance

more Rotary District 1090 compliance presentation to clubs October 2017 Keeping our Rotary activities compliant with current legislation

Health and Safety

more Safety issues concerning the organisation of Club and District Events

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