Rotary District 9500 Child and Youth Safety
 
Rotary recognises the importance of Child and Youth Safety in everything we do.  Rotary International has passed the following statement binding on all clubs.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL’S STATEMENT OF CONDUCT FOR WORKING WITH YOUTH
Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability,
Rotarians, Rotarians’ spouses and partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people they come into contact with and protect them from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
Adopted by the RI Board of Directors, November 2006

 
Rotary District 9500 endorsed a new district Policy and set of procedures at the District Management Committee on 20th June 2019.
If you or your club engages with young people from birth to 25 years of age you should be familiar with the Child and Youth Safety policy and procedures.
 
Whilst the new policy is designed to commence on 1st July 2019 it is acknowledged that it will take some time for clubs and district programs to transition from their current practice. The district will provide additional support and advice over the period 1st July 2019 until 31st September 2019 to help groups comply in full with the policy and procedures.
National Police clearances are no longer part of our district policy. Individual clubs may still choose or want to use this tool from time to time.
The district volunteer organisation authorisation number (VOAN) for Rotary is 1809.
 
Advice and assistance
Rick Henke
District Child and Youth Protection Officer
SMS or AH calls 0432 145 902 
Email (Preferred) rick.henke.23@gmail.com
 
Documents (Click document title to access) - on the left of this page 
Rotary District 9500 Child and Youth Safety Policy  (PDF)
Rotary District 9500 Child and Youth Safety Procedures  (PDF)
Rotary and Rotaract Club Child and Youth Protection Officer Role Statement – for clubs within District 9500 (PDF)
Rotary Youth Volunteer Information and Declaration Form (PDF)
How to register your Rotary Club to be able to get DCSI screenings for your club members (PDF)
Top 5 take home suggestions to improve child and youth protection in your club!   Fact Sheet   (PDF)
 
Other Resources
 
Rotary International – Online Training : Protecting Youth Program Participants  (Note Rotary members need to sign in with their MyRotary password) to access this training.
RAN-EC Training – Responding to abuse and neglect short free online course
Information Sharing Guidelines (SA) – details how information can be shared in some circumstances without client consent.
SA Department of Child Protection – child protection website
NT Territory Families – child protection website and contacts