At the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, Club the safety and well-being of young people is our number one priority.
The Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County (BGCLPC) team works every day to create a safe, fun environment where kids have every opportunity to be successful in life. Our organization is committed to the highest standards of safety and integrity and maintains a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior of any kind, including child sexual abuse or misconduct. Our Club and programs are designed to be physically and emotionally safe places for our children and teens under the guidance of caring, trained, and trustworthy staff.
Safety Partners Include:
National Child Safety Advisory Task Force, made up of leading experts and organizations
Blue Ribbon Taskforce, comprised of local Club leaders charged with providing input on the safety direction and key safety initiatives
Mental Health First Aid, a national program that teaches skills to recognize and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse
Crisis Text Line, a confidential text message service for youth in times of crisis
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 BGCLPC.