PROTECTING OUR CHILDRENThe Westport Weston Family YMCA greatly values the safety of our children and the trust that their caregivers have in us. Our staff and volunteers work hard to create an environment where our youth members and participants can safely learn, grow and play. The prevention of child abuse is something we continuously work towards. Below are some of the many measures we follow to create a culture of prevention:
- All staff are given background checks prior to working at the YMCA.
- We follow the rule of 3 to ensure no adult is ever alone with one child.
- Every staff member within the YMCA is trained to prevent abuse as well as to recognize, respond and report abuse. Every staff member in the YMCA is a mandated reporter.
- Our staff are not allowed to babysit or transport children they meet at the YMCA, outside of YMCA or its programs.