Safety

Ensuring child safety is fundamental to the vision and mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast.

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast Child Safety is Our #1 Priority

Every day our team works to create an emotionally and physically safe and fun environment to enable kids to have every opportunity to be successful in life. We have NO tolerance for inappropriate behavior of any type, including child sexual abuse or misconduct.

Culture of Safety

We are continually working to keep our safety policies up-to-date and relevant to our communities and the children we serve. Our policies are designed to promote child safety and protect young people from threats. These policies and guidelines include:
  • Incorporation of national safety standards
  • Ongoing and annual staff and volunteer background checks
  • Regular safety training for all staff (fire, intruder, earthquake etc.)
  • First Aid, CPR & AED training for Staff
  • Annual site safety assessments to make improvements

Safety Policies

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast have comprehensive safety policies and procedures in place to protect youth which include but are not limited to:

  • Supervision
  • Transportation
  • Communication
  • Prohibiting private one-on-one contact
  • Mandated reporting

Read our safety policies.

Mandatory Background Checks

All staff and volunteers are required to complete local and national criminal background checks through the DOJ and FBI live scan fingerprint database as well as through a 3rd party vendor for the National Sex Offender Registry and local county offenses. No adult visitor(s) are allowed into any of our locations without being escorted by a staff member at all times.

Required Immediate Reporting

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast staff are all mandated reporters. We are required by law to report any critical incident or safety concern to local authorities immediately, and to report any critical incident to Boys & Girls Clubs of America within 24 hrs.

Safety Committee

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast has a dedicated board lead safety committee to provide input and guidance on local policies and safety strategies. Priorities and initiatives include:
  • Regular facility safety assessments
  • Annual review of safety policies and procedures
  • Meetings held bimonthly to discuss any critical incidents or safety concerns.

State and Local Laws

We comply with all federal, state and local safety laws, including those that oversee facilities and vehicles.

Our youth deserve our constant focus on their safety and our commitment to protect every child who is entrusted to our care at Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast. To learn more about our safety policies, please read our policies here >> POLICIES

If you have any safety-related concerns or questions, please contact your local Club or our organization safety leaders at [email protected].

Additionally, the national organization offers a 24-hour hotline, 1-866-607-SAFE.