Abuse Prevention Protocol

We are required by insurance provider to have an Abuse Prevention Protocol.

As a volunteer with the Deer Ridge Community Association, we ask you to read and sign the attached Abuse Prevention Protocol.

As per our insurance provider: “Volunteers that help out at events in an open setting where parents & guardians are at the same event as the vulnerable person (community bbq, stampede breakfasts, winter family skating party, etc.) do not need to complete a vulnerable sector check. Basically, the volunteers that work with the programs and events where the vulnerable person is ‘dropped off’ such as pre-schools, summer camps, before and after school care, senior programs, disability programs, etc. require a vulnerable sector check to be done.”December 21st, 2018 Michael Murray, Account Executive, Toole Peet Insurance

Recognizing the Signs
What Are Some General Signs Of Abuse?

There are a number of general indicators that may alert you to the possibility of some form of mistreatment. These indicators are not necessarily proof of abuse, but they do warrant further investigation. These general indicators include:

° recurring physical ailments with no apparent bodily cause
° eating disorders
° extreme, unusual behaviour, such as aggression, compliance, depression or withdrawal
° unusual fear of a particular person or persons
° sudden change in feelings about a particular person or place
° nightmares and sleep disturbances
° self destructive behaviour, such as drug/alcohol abuse, self-mutilation or running away
° lack of attachment to care-givers
° compulsive lying and/or confusion regarding personal reality
° regression to infantile behaviour

In addition to these general indicators, there are more specific indicators for each type of abuse.

Please visit Government of Alberta link: Abuse and bullying “Prevention resources and help for victims of bullying, family violence, sexual abuse and exploitation and child and elder abuse.”

To report suspected abuse or neglect: Contact police services. Call 911 if someone is in immediate danger.