The statement of conduct provides the basic principle for Rotarians to follow when working with young people in any capacity:
Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities.
To the best of their ability, Rotarians, Rotarians’ spouses and partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people they come into contact with and protect them from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
This principle must be followed throughout Rotary, from our districts, clubs, Rotarians and other volunteers at all levels, to our materials, programming, and communications with parents and guardians.
Rotary reinforces the Statement of Conduct for Working With Youth with additional policies that set the safety of youth as our first priority.
They require districts and clubs to adhere to local youth protection laws and procedures and to set expectations for responding to any concerns or allegations that arise.
These policies apply to any Rotary activity or program that involves youth.
The members of the Rotary Club of Lilydale and associated friends of the Club involved with youth, all are required to have a “Working With Children Card (WWCC)”, as required by Victorian government legislation.