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Safety: Job 1

Policies and Actions

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana works continuously to enhance robust safety policies and actions to ensure young people remain safe in Clubs. Through our board-led Child & Club Safety Committee, we implement layers of safety policies and guidelines to keep our kids safe including:

  • Background Checks: Mandatory annual criminal background checks for staff and volunteers.
  • Mandatory Reporting:  We are required to immediately report any suspected abuse or victimization to the appropriate authorities and then to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
  • Safety Committees: We have a Board- led Safety Committee elevating safety to the highest level of governance, and are required to fulfill the same responsibilities at every Club.
  • Mandatory Safety Assessments: We are required to complete a mandatory annual safety assessment.
  • Reference Requirement: Any employee looking to move to another Club, MUST have a reference from the previous Club to be eligible for rehire.
  • Continuous Enhancement: Continual updates to Clubs’ sexual abuse prevention polices, practices, and trainings that align with best practices of healthcare and school-based settings.
  • Resources for Families and Staff: Impactful training and resources for Club youth and families focused on mental health and social-emotional development.
  • Resources for Youth Members: We are required to prominently display key safety resources and information, including the Child Safety Helpline and Crisis Text Line
  • Policy Communications: We must inform parents and guardians of safety policies when they receive a youth membership application.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Administrative Office
8281 Goodwood Blvd, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-7742
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Oscar J. Tolmas Regional Service Center
320 N Carrollton Ave., Suite 102
New Orleans, LA 70119
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