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Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Our Child Protection & Safeguarding policy applies to all participants.

Camp America is committed to Child Protection and the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults. We require all participants to understand that any inappropriate behaviour towards children & vulnerable adults in the USA will be reported by camps to law enforcement authorities and the full force of the law will be brought to bear on perpetrators of abuse. We operate a Safer Recruiting policy and will require police checks, medical checks and other documents from you to support your application to our programme. Camp America believes that children and vulnerable adults should never experience abuse of any kind and we are committed to work in a way that keeps Child Protection & Safeguarding at the centre of our practices and procedures.

Key Procedures - Recruitment Screening

Camp America undertakes screening of programme applicants utilising the same key procedures. These are detailed below:

  1. All applicants are required to complete a Camp America application form.
  2. All applicants are required to submit two references that comply with our Reference Policy.
  3. All applicants are required to submit a police check using the relevant police check authority.
  4. All applicants are required to attend a face to face interview to ascertain their suitability for the programme with Child Protection & Safeguarding being central to the interview process.

The Purpose of this Policy

To protect:

Children & vulnerable adults who participate as campers at those camps in which Camp America participants are placed. We are committed to the camps that we work with and the families that choose to send their children to those camps. We therefore want to make sure they are comfortable with the staff we provide them.

To provide:

Staff, Agents, Interviewers, Camp Directors and Participants with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection & safeguarding. At any level of involvement with Camp America our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy will have a central focus and will always be accessible to any individual.

Still have some questions?

If you still have questions regarding Camp America, the application process, the costs and inclusions, or anything else related to our programme, please follow the links below to read our FAQs or send us a message directly using our contact form.