When children participate in recreational play, they develop physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. What they learn at play provides a strong foundation that will help prepare them for future life experiences. All recreation and sport programs have a responsibility to provide activities and environments where children feel safe, welcome, competent, connected, empowered and special.
PSP is committed to ensuring the safety of children in our care.
Our recreation leaders, coaches and instructors must:
- Complete a Vulnerable Sector and reliability status;
- Never be left alone with one child.
- Use appropriate gestures for rewarding behavior, HIGH FIVE vs hugs
- Know how to recognize the signs of abuse
- Ensure all children are treated with respect, honesty, and trust;
- Recognize and accept children's individual needs and circumstances;
- Employ positive behavior-management methods;
- Help children value and celebrate diversity in the community;
- Consistently model appropriate behavior; and
- Be trained in all of the above.
PSP will use its position as a national partner in our industry to champion safety in sports. If you have questions are would like to get involved contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org