Statement of Conduct for Working with Youth

District 6440 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.

Beginning with Rotary Year 2018-19, District 6440 requires all Club Presidents, Youth Service Chairs, Interact Liaisons, all members and volunteers working with Rotary Youth Exchange students, all members of the District's Youth Service Team, and all staff of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program to annually complete Rotary's Protecting Youth Program Participants training or equivalent.  In addition, all volunteers that have direct, unsupervised contact with youth in Club- or District-sponsored programs must annually complete that same training and a Volunteer Application on the District website that will initiate a criminal background check.

Annually, each Rotary Club's President will submit a Statement of Compliance that the club is familiar with the Rotary Youth Protection Guide, will comply with the district’s Youth Protection Policy, and will work to understand requirements of their community partners.   

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS ON REQUIREMENTS FOR ROTARY YEAR 2018-19 WILL BE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE AND COMMUNICATED TO CLUBS VIA EMAIL NO LATER THAN APRIL 15, 2018.  CONTACT D6440 YOUTH SERVICE ADVISOR LYLE STAAB AT gov.lyle@rotary6440.org IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

 
D6440 YOUTH PROTECTION OFFICER  Wendy Morgan-Adams
 
NOTE:  Accessing the online course Protecting Youth Program Participants will require you to register with rotary.org, or sign-in if you have previously registered.   If the link does not take you to the course page, please navigate to the Learning Center, Youth, Students, and Scholars section.   
 
 
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