Bush Club Policy on sex offenders against minors
The Committee deems it necessary to establish a policy which will apply
to any member who is placed on the Sex Offenders Register for offences
against minors. Minors are people under the age of 18 years.
The Committee notes that existing Club policy does not permit minors
to be members. Minors may only engage in Club activities or go on Club
walks as guests of a responsible adult and with the prior agreement
of the walk leader.
The Committee agreed on the following policy statement.
Any member placed on the Sex Offenders Register may not participate
in Bush Club activities where minors are present. It is the responsibility
of the offender to confirm that no minors will be present on any Club
activity the offender plans to attend.
In addition to the conditions set out in this policy statement,
the offender must also comply with any conditions imposed by the NSW
Department of Correctional Services or other relevant authorities.
Should the offender wish to lead a walk or put on any other Club activity
that walk or activity must be clearly specified to be Contact Leader
and restricted to adults only. The offender must ensure that no guests
under 18 participate in the activity.
Should the offender wish to take part in a walk or activity led
by another member, the offender must contact the leader in advance
to ascertain whether a minor is expected to be present. If a minor
is present the offender cannot participate.
Any Club member who has been placed on the Register is to be advised
of this policy by the Club President and must confirm acceptance in
writing before participating in any Club activity of any kind.
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