Alameda Boys & Girls Club continually updates robust safety policies, programs and trainings for our staff and volunteers that are designed to promote child safety and protect young people from threats that are present in our society. Mandatory criminal background checks are required for every staff and board member of the Club. In addition, Live Scan criminal background checks administered by the Alameda Police Department are required for any volunteer that will have direct contact with a child, with any updates for new crimes committed reported to the Club.
Alameda Boys & Girls Club, Alameda Police and Fire Departments complete an annual safety assessment to ensure we continually make improvements for safety at our Club. Earthquake, fire and lockdown drills are performed with staff and Club members on a regular basis.
Alameda Boys & Girls Club has comprehensive safety policies in place that protect our Club members including but not limited to supervision, transportation, communication and the prohibition of one-on-one contact.
Ongoing training and supervision of staff is critical. We participate in a wide variety of child safety trainings conducted through seminars, conferences and webinars.
Alameda Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers are all mandated reporters. We are required by the State of California as mandated reporters to report suspected or known abuse(s), neglect or any exploitation of children under the age of 18. We are also required to report and critical incident(s) to Boys & Girls Clubs of America within 24 hours.
Alameda Boys & Girls Club has a dedicated Safety Committee to provide input and guidance on local policies and safety strategies. Our Safety Committee consists of Board Members and members of the Alameda Police and Fire Departments.