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Lions in Schools

Some thoughts and suggestions for possible involvement in schools

"...to build up a wide spread of understanding, to respect young people and  instil a willingness to work together for mutual benefit. To encourage the youth of our community to develop their full potential."

CHANGING TOMORROW TODAY...LCI MD105

VULNERABLE PERSONS POLICY

In  my original documents I did not include any reference to CRB clearance. It is becoming more and more important to schools that anyone present on their site or in contact with the children does have CRB clearance.

This will become more important in the future with the  introduction of ISA. At this time the Government have placed a hold on these changes.

I urge all Lions to look at the current and future legislation and seek advice of the Vulnerable Persons Officer.

I assure you that although you are not likely to ever be on your own with a child, a school will be more welcoming if they know that the members of a club with who they are associating, have clearance.

WHY SHOULD WE BECOME INVOLVED IN SCHOOLS?

Our future lies with the youth of today!

Lions have always been dedicated to helping young people.

We are able to help young people feel part of their community, and in so doing we help them to have a greater respect  for and responsibility to that community.

By being involved in schools we form relationships with young people and their families. This will bring a greater awareness to them of our involvement in the community and of Lions Clubs International.

Lion Pat Nixon - Education and Schools Liaison Officer
District 105D
(Updated September 2010)

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