2.1.7 Youth Protection Team Purpose

The purpose of the Youth Protection Team is to implement and administer the District’s Youth Protection policies and train the Clubs and the members of the Clubs about youth protection. The District is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in Rotary activities. It is the duty of all Rotarians, spouses or partners of Rotarians, and any other volunteers to safeguard to the best of their ability the welfare of and to prevent the abuse of or neglect of youth with whom they come into contact in Rotary Youth activities.  Composition

The Team Leader shall be appointed by the person who will be the District Governor when the Team Leader’s term begins. The appointment should be for a three-year term. The Team Leader shall appoint at least five members to this team.
The professions of team members should include relevant fields such as educators, social workers, law enforcement, medical, and legal, although persons not in such professions may serve on this team.  Responsibilities

  1. Meets as needed, but at least annually;
    (b)Reviews the District Youth Protection Policy at least annually;
  1. Convenes quickly to address any concerns or allegations of abuse or neglect in Rotary Youth activities;
  2. At least annually, preferably in April of each year, provides information to Clubs about Youth Protection.
  3. Develops policies and procedures for certifying Clubs;
  4. Maintains records of background checks;
  5. Reports all criminal allegations involving any Rotary Youth activity to Rotary International within 72 hours; and
  6. Submits a budget request for reasonable expenses for this team in accordance with section 2.4.8.
2.1.7 MOPP - Youth Protection Team -- 10-21-19