The [INSERT YMCA NAME] takes the prevention of child abuse very seriously. The YMCA understands that child abuse and inappropriate contact of children is a pervasive problem throughout the United States that must be managed in a pro-active manner if we are to protect those in our care. The YMCA’s leadership and Board of Directors have enacted the following plan to manage our programs and minimize the potential for an abuse incident to occur. If an allegation does occur we will pro-actively work with the authorities and the family to respond in a prompt and empathetic manner.
The [YMCA NAME] believes the following policies are vital to the protection of children in our programs and thus they will be shared with and applied to all staff, including volunteers.