CHILD PROTECTION POLICY & PROCEDURE
SOUTHERN PALMS BEACH CLUB will not tolerate any sexually abusive or exploitative acts on children being perpetrated by our employees, guests’ or anyone associated with the delivery of our daily services. Employees and managers are bound to uphold this policy and to report people or incidents that they believe contravene it. Managers have a duty to ensure that allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse are investigated and reported to the relevant authorities.
Definition from The United Nations:
The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.” (UN Secretary-General’s Bulletin on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) (ST/SGB/2003/13)) The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.” (UN Secretary-General’s Bulletin on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA)(ST/SGB/2003/13))