Youth Protection

Student Protection & Investigation

A Committee is required by Rotary International (RI) to ensure the safety and well being of all youth involved in Rotary programs.    The committee will implement RI training procedures and ensure all suspected or reported cases of abuse and harassment are handled in accordance with RI procedures.  The committee will also maintain a record of the names of persons who have satisfactory police checks.

Youth Protection Policy
The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. 

Youth Exchange provides thousands of students with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. 

Rotary in all Australian Districts is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in Rotary activities. 

It is the duty of all Rotarians, Rotarians’ spouses, partners and other volunteers to safeguard to the best of their ability the welfare of and to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and young people with whom they come into contact. 

The Process ...

Rotary Youth Exchange Certification is a process to help those involved in Youth Exchange ensure exchanges run as smoothly as possible and particularly to see our students are as well protected as they can be.  

It involves:
·       certified Rotary Districts;
·       certified Rotary Clubs involved in the Youth Exchange Program; 
·       the District Youth Exchange Committee; and 
·       the District Protection Officer or Committee; 
·       the Club’s Youth Exchange Rotarians; and 
·       the Club Protection Officer/s.

The Documentation...

The documentation consists of various parts for each relevant group.

·       Rotary Youth Exchange Australia Student Protection Guide 
       District Section   [ 326 kb ]
        Club Section       [ 508 kb ]

·     Protecting Youth Elderly and Infirm Version 1_3.pdf [ 312 kb ]

Further Information...

      Peter Poulton (Chair)    Norwood
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