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Policies

SAFETY POLICY

Safety of our members is the #1 priority of every Boys & Girls Club in King County.

We do mandatory and ongoing background checks on all potential staff and volunteers, each of whom must follow strict policies and procedures. We also offer routine staff trainings to build a culture of safety.

BGCKC employs a zero-tolerance policy for any disregard of our procedures. If any issues or concerns are brought to our attention, the police and Child Protective Services are contacted immediately. Read our local Child Safety Q&A.

We incorporate the national BGCA safety standards and work with other community organizations to consistently strengthen our safety programming through new trainings.

Every day, we work with kids to reinforce their knowledge of self-defense and safety smarts. And we listen closely to make sure that their voices are always heard.

If you have any safety-related concerns or questions, please reach out to your Regional Director (see below) or your local Club Director. You can also send questions to CEOfeedback@positiveplace.org. Additionally, the national organization offers a 24-hour hotline, 1-866-607-SAFE, and has developed a Child Safety Portal.

Contacts for safety concerns:

Jane Ronngren, Vice President of Licensed Club Operations
Cell 206.852.9351

Patrick M. Murray, Vice President of Club Operations
Cell 206.388.6440

ETHICS POLICY

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (BGCKC) insists that all staff members conduct themselves in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and propriety during any endeavor or activity that could impact or reflect upon the mission, purpose, integrity, reputation and professional and business relationships of BGCKC.

For 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County has worked hard to earn the trust of thousands of children, families, donors and community leaders. The practices in our Code of Ethics for Staff and Code of Ethics for Board Members help ensure that this trust continues.

Recognizing that it is not possible to address all ways in which ethical issues may arise, the principles in our Code of Ethics are intended as a guide in making sound judgments and decisions on behalf of BGCKC and its mission.

DONOR PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY

Respecting privacy is an important part of our commitment to our donors. So we strive to be transparent and accountable in how we treat any and all information that you choose to share with us.

Our pledge to donors is simple: Boys & Girls Clubs of King County does not sell, trade or otherwise disclose donors' personal information with anyone outside of our organization and does not send mailings on behalf of other organizations.

View our complete Donor Privacy and Confidentiality Policy.

Collection of Information

We collect individual information about supporters when they choose to share information, such as when making a donation. This information may include a postal or email address and telephone number. Stakeholders may receive periodic communications from us.

We send out a monthly e-newsletter and occasional direct mail communications to Boys & Girls Clubs of King County donors in order to highlight news, information and available opportunities. Stakeholders can opt out of receiving communications from us in two ways:

  • Sharing their communication preference with us
  • Unsubscribing at the bottom of an email newsletter

Security

We maintain physical, electronic and administrative safeguards to secure the information we collect. Online contributions are processed using a secure server, and all information is encrypted before it is sent to us.

Questions or Concerns

If you have questions about Boys & Girls Clubs of King County's privacy policy described here, or to review your contact information on file with us, please contact us at donations@positiveplace.org or 206.436.1822.