Safety and Inclusion
Safety is Our Number One Priority
The top priority for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is the safety and protection of children. We tirelessly work to uphold a secure environment for young individuals. Our organization has implemented various policies and procedures to ensure the safety of the children under our care.
We enforce the following safety measures to provide a safe environment:
We maintain comprehensive safety policies that protect youth, including but not limited to policies on supervision, transportation, communication, and prohibition of one-on-one contact.
Staff and volunteers are required to immediately report and document all safety incidents that affect staff, volunteers, members and others who visit our Clubhouses. Additionally, all critical incidents are reported immediately to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Child Abuse Prevention
Annual Safety Assessments
Child Safety Hotline
We encourage all staff, members, and families to report any incident or situation they feel is unsafe. Through our national partnership with Praesidium, one of the nation’s leading safety experts, Boys & Girls Clubs members and staff have access to a confidential 24-hour toll-free Child Safety Hotline.
At the national level, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a dedicated Child and Club Safety Team and an extended field staff supporting local Clubs and members. They continually update and provide robust safety policies, programs, and training for local Club staff that are designed to protect young people from threats that are present in our society. Boys & Girls Clubs of America has also partnered with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), a leading expert in child safety, to provide immediate support and guidance to Clubs.
Club teens are more likely to abstain from health-risk behaviors like alcohol and smoking than their peers nationally.*
Clubs provide safety, mentorship and a sense of community during the critical out-of-school hours. 91% of Club members say adults encourage them to make positive choices.*
Clubs help build a sense of civic responsibility and leadership. In fact, 82% of Club members believe they can make a difference in their community and 88% stand up for what they think is right.*
*2022 Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Youth Outcomes Initiative Member Survey
For additional information on our safety policies please email us an inquiry to email@example.com
Nationally, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has advocated the passage of the U.S. PROTECT Act, which improved background screening systems and access. The national organization has also partnered with the FBI, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the Centers for Disease Control to contribute to the development of safety practices that benefit ALL youth-serving organizations.
Supportive Spaces for All
Our Commitment to Inclusion
If we are open to learning more about each other, we can do more together. At Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, we cultivate a safe and inclusive environment in which our members and staff feel valued and free to be their authentic selves. We believe in great futures for youth and welcome all races, sexual orientations, ethnicities, identities, religions, and abilities.
Transgender and Gender non-conforming Youth
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito follows the guidelines set out by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and our local school districts with whom we partner. For more guidelines and information regarding transgender and gender non-conforming youth, please visit the links below: