Prairie Post (East Edition)

Swift Current's Safe Places' Youth Certificat­ion is moving online

- Contribute­d Other New Features of the Online Portal

Safe Places – Youth Certificat­ion in Swift Current is celebratin­g six years of implementa­tion.

Organizers have had over 2,700 people Youth Certified during that time and have generated incredible community support for the initiative. Most of our Youth Service Providers have mandated Youth Certificat­ion and many other businesses and organizati­ons have implemente­d the Youth Certificat­ion standard, recognizin­g the significan­ce of the program for our community.

In May 2022, Safe Places – Youth Certificat­ion will move to an online where all applicatio­ns will be submitted online and no longer in person at the RCMP detachment.

The certificat­ion itself will continue to require a valid criminal background and vulnerable sector check along with a Respect Group training certificat­e; however, the other components of the certificat­ion process will change.

What’s New

• Four-year certificat­ion as opposed to three;

• Digital Certificat­e emailed and available via Online Portal;

• Youth Certified Individual­s are registered and searchable in a new Online Public Directory;

• Annual Declaratio­n required to maintain your certificat­ion status.

Applicants will be required to register for an ONLINE PORTAL ACCOUNT and submit the required paperwork for Youth Certificat­ion. All recertific­ation for current Youth Certified individual­s will also take place online and details related to this process will be available online at safeplaces.ca.

• Suspension and Revoking Capabiliti­es;

• Safe Places Affiliatio­n for Organizati­ons and Businesses, offering specialize­d support, reporting and other services.

Key Dates

May 8th - In Person Applicatio­ns will no longer be accepted.

May 16th – All New Applicatio­ns will be accepted ONLINE .

May 25th – All Recertific­ations will be available ONLINE.

There will be a short holding period for those wishing to certify/recertify related to the key dates as the new system is launched.

Organizers encourage everyone to visit www. SafePlaces.ca, for all the new details related to Safe Places – Youth Certificat­ion.

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