The Kiwanis Youth Protection Guidelines have been updated to reflect the changes the Kiwanis International Board passed in April, which became effective October 1, 2014. Updates include:
● Background checks for Kiwanis advisors are valid for no more than 10 years.
● If a Kiwanian learns of troubling behavior after an event, they are required to report the incident.
● Adults working with youth at Kiwanis International-sponsored events need to have a background check through Kiwanis International's provider. These include Key Leader weekends, the Key Club International convention, the Key Club Governor and Administrator Training Conference and the Key Club International Leadership Conference.
● All districts conducting background checks are required to follow the screening criteria stated in Kiwanis International Procedure 197 when determining if checks are clear.
Review the updated Kiwanis Youth Protection documents and presentation at www.kiwanis.org/youthprotection