The AZYC and the youth movements we represent take our responsibility seriously to create an environment that is caring and safe primarily because we recognise such an environment is essential for educating, empowering and impassioning Jewish youth. Moreover, we are committed to safeguarding children and ensuring that all young people who attend our activities, camps and seminars are protected from harm.
The AZYC’s commitment to create a safe environment for all children who attend a Zionist Youth Movement is endorsed and approved at the highest levels of the AZYC and at the highest levels of our parent body, the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA).
In line with this commitment, the AZYC has adopted safety guidelines, which are divided into two main areas: firstly, how to protect children from intentional abuse and neglect and, secondly, how to protect children from physical injury. These guidelines are not intended to be a burden; they are designed to be a tool to help the movements ensure that all their activities are safe to a very high degree.