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At Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County, Child Safety is Job No. 1

 Ensuring child safety is fundamental to the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County.

Do you have any safety concerns?  You can submit them confidentially here.

 

The Safety and Wellbeing of Young People is Our Number One Priority

We work every day to create a safe, fun environment so kids can have every opportunity to be successful in life. We have ZERO tolerance for inappropriate behavior of any kind, including child sexual abuse or misconduct, and we put resources behind that stance. 

Culture of Safety: Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County continually updates robust safety policies, programs and training for our staff and volunteers that are designed to promote child safety and protect young people from threats that are present in our society. We implement layers of safety policies and guidelines to keep our kids safe including:

 

  • Mandatory background checks for ALL staff and volunteers

  • Conduct regular Facility Safety Checks

  • Annual Online Child Safety Assessments and Member Surveys for safety planning at Club sites

 

Safety Policies: Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County has comprehensive safety policies in place that protect youth – including, but not limited to, supervision, transportation, communication and prohibiting private one-on-one contact.   Click Here to read policies

24-hour Toll-free 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 of Wayne County members and staff have access to a confidential 24-hour toll-free Child Safety Hotline, 866-607-SAFE (7233) or email SafeClub@Praesidiuminc.com

 

Child Safety Helpline: 866-607-7233

Provides free 24/7 access for adults and youth to professional child abuse crisis counselors who offer crisis intervention and confidential referrals.

 

Ethics Point Hotline: 866-295-3701

Provides employees, volunteers and parents anonymous reporting of any unethical or illegal workplace activities. 

 

Crisis Tex Line: Text CLUB to 741741

Provides free 24/7 access for adults and youth to confidential support with professional crisis counselors.

 

Wayne County Department of Social Services: 919-580-4034

If you suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, contact the Department of Social Services. 
 

 

Locally, Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County partners with:

 

  • Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office

  • Department of Social Services

  • Partnership for Children

 

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.

America’s young people deserve nothing less than our constant focus on their safety and our firm commitment to protect every child who is entrusted to our care at Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County . To learn more about our national safety policies and actions, please visit Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Child Safety page, here.

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