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Background check options and FAQs

Feb 28, 2014
Kid's safety is in your hands. Use the Kiwanis Youth Protection GuidelinesNew Kiwanis Youth Protection Guidelines took effect October 1, requiring designated Kiwanis advisors for Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs to prove that they have a background clear of criminal history. Now there’s a new option for Kiwanis members.

Safe Hiring Solutions can provide an individual’s background check beginning at $19.95. Additional fees based on where the applicant resides or has resided in the past could apply. Safe Hiring Solutions also provides the background checks for the Kiwanis International office.

Kiwanis clubs planning to create their own policy on background checks can consult this sample policy and procedure to help guide club leaders. For a list of suggested options for background checks and other resources, visit www.kiwanis.org/youthprotection or contact the Kiwanis member services team at 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 411, and at memberservices@kiwanis.org.

Consult new FAQs on youth protection 
The new Kiwanis Youth Protection Guidelines took effect October 1. Since then, clubs have been asking excellent questions about the new policies that require member education, background checks and the reporting of troubling behavior to the proper authorities. Now there’s a new tool that can help.

Check out the Kiwanis Youth Protection Guidelines FAQs for answers to questions like:
  1. How can a Kiwanis club secretary confirm that an advisor has a background check if the advisor does not get the check through the club?
  2. Should the Kiwanis club secretary maintain a copy of the background check?
  3. If we are going to be in a situation that would require administering medication or emergency medical treatment, how can we best be prepared?
  4. Is anyone available to help our club?
Find answers and more youth protection resources at www.kiwanis.org/youthprotection. You can also contact the Kiwanis member services team at 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 411, or at memberservices@kiwanis.org.