The YMCA of Delaware promotes a safe environment for youth in all areas across the organization that is free from abuse. No form of abuse will be tolerated.
Forms of abuse include, without limitation, the following:
• Physical Abuse is injury that is intentionally inflicted upon a youth.
• Sexual Abuse is any contact of a sexual nature that occurs between a youth and an adult or between two youths. This includes any activity which is meant to arouse or gratify the sexual desires of the adult or the other youth.
• Emotional Abuse is mental or emotional injury to a youth that results in an observable and material impairment in the youth’s growth, development, or psychological functioning.
• Neglect or Negligent Treatment is the failure to provide for a youth’s basic needs or the failure to protect a youth from harm.
All reports of suspicious or inappropriate behavior with youths or allegation of abuse will be taken seriously. The YMCA of Delaware will fully cooperate with authorities if allegations of abuse are made that require investigation.
The YMCA of Delaware will not retaliate against any staff member or volunteer that makes a report or participates in an investigation of suspected child abuse.
Step One: Report Child Abuse to the Dover Y
Sue Herr, Executive Director ([email protected])
Brenden Smith, Competitive Aquatics Director ([email protected])
Step Two: Report Child Abuse to Local Authorities
State of Delaware Website: Click Here
Step Three: Report Child Abuse to the U.S. Center Safe Sport
U.S. Center Safe Sport Website: Click Here