CREATING SAFER ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN
Welcome to the Commit to Kids website! If you’re an organization that works with children, then this program is for you.
The first step is to ask yourself what your organization does to ensure your environment is a safe one for kids.
- Do you have a child protection code of conduct that outlines the expectations between adults and children?
- Do you have a screening and hiring process for staff and volunteers that goes beyond criminal record and child abuse registry checks?
- What is your organization’s policy for reporting inappropriate staff behaviour?
We know you’re committed to providing safe and nurturing environments, but because you work with children, you are vulnerable to attracting employees/volunteers who want to access and sexually abuse kids. Organizations typically do criminal record and child abuse registry checks, but considering the vast majority of sex offenders DO NOT have a criminal record, it is clear that organizations have to do far more than rely on these checks.
REALITY CHECK. If you haven’t viewed it already, please click here to view our 30-second PSA.
HELP MAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION KID-SAFE. Please click here to download a free copy of the Commit to Kids program overview guide to learn more about this important program.
DEMONSTRATE YOUR COMMITMENT TO KIDS –