Safe Places – Youth Certified is a City of Swift Current initiative that began in 2016. It is a program designed to support quality programming while reducing the potential risks to children and youth.  

Safe Places requires individuals to obtain suitable criminal and vulnerable sector checks, complete Respect Group online training related to Bullying, Abuse, Harassment and Discrimination and submit an application form to become ‘Youth Certified’.

Successful applicants receive a Safe Places – Youth Certified I.D number and card which is valid for 3 years. We encourage all Youth Service Providers to mandate Safe Places in our community and encourage anyone working with you to become Youth Certified.

WE ARE GRATEFUL

We are grateful for our partnership with Respect Group for guiding our process and the support we have received throughout the implementation of Safe Places.

“I am so proud of the City of Swift Current for taking this leadership with the Safe Places – Youth Certified initiative. It truly is an important and unique approach to community-based child protection and I applaud all partners who are involved. It has put Swift Current ‘on the map’ in terms of being the first Canadian city to strongly promote screening and training for all community-based organizations/individuals working with youth. Congratulations!”

Sheldon Kennedy, CM AOE OM, Respect Group Co Founder and former NHL Player