Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana | Safe Passage
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Safe Passage

For Parents and Guardians

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To enhance security, we have adopted a Safe Passage Policy, giving parents and guardians more direction over the passage of their children from our care:

 

  • Members under 12 must be picked up by a parent or guardian coming into the Club
  • Members 12 and older may leave the Club unsupervised only with written permission from a parent/guardian.
  • Members 12 and older may escort younger Club members home with written permission from a parent/guardian.
  • Once a member leaves a Club for the day, he or she will not be permitted to return.
  • Permission for a child to leave Club premises must be made in writing; not by phone.
  • Club personnel will not restrain or block a Club member who insists on leaving the Club without permission, but reserve the right to discipline members who leave unescorted.
  • It is up to parents or guardians to discuss the new Safe Passage Policy with their child(ren).

The Safe Passage Policy:

 

For members under the age of 12, a parent, guardian or other pre-authorized adult must retrieve the member from the Club. Members age 12 and older may leave the Club unescorted with written permission from a parent or guardian. Members 12 and older may also escort other members of their household from the Club. No member, regardless of age, will be allowed to return to the Club once they leave the premises for the day. The Club will not physically restrain a member who insists on leaving the Club, nor block the facility’s exits. Therefore, it is each parent’s responsibility to discuss the Club’s Safe Passage Policy with his or her child and ensure that he or she complies. The Club will not accept responsibility for members who leave the Club unsupervised and in breach of this policy. The Club does, however, reserve the right to discipline members who leave unescorted without written permission, up to and including suspension and termination of membership.

 

Click the button above for a Safe Passage Authorization Form to name adults authorized to pick up your child, authorize a member (12 and older) to leave the Club unescorted, or authorize your child (under 12) to leave the Club with an older sibling.