Child Safety

Child and program safety is our top priority, please explore this page for important safety information and our latest safety updates!

BBBSEM Community/Site Safety Guidelines

COVID and Social Distancing Guidelines

Making the best possible match between a Little and a Big is critical to the growth and development of a child.

But before we begin the matching process, we start by thoroughly screening potential Bigs. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts’ own rigorous standards require each volunteer to complete an extensive screening process that includes:

  • Completion of a formal application
  • Background, reference and driving record checks
  • An in-person interview and professional assessment of the volunteer’s suitability to work with a child
  • An orientation and training process that outlines the individualized needs of your child

We believe that parents are crucial partners in their child’s match
We believe that parents are crucial partners in their child’s match
Throughout the time your child is matched, our professional staff will be in ongoing communication with you, your child and your child's Big. It's the best way to build a strong relationship that will have the greatest impact on your child's future success.
Enroll Your Child

At no time in our enrollment, matching, or support processes do we ask families about their or their child’s immigration status. Therefore we do not gather information that we could or would pass on to any other agencies about this status in your life.

If you or anyone in your match chooses to share this information with us, that may be recorded in our match notes as part of our regular match support process. Match information in our match records is confidential to our agency, as per our confidentiality policy, and would only be shared externally in the event we are subpoenaed.

En ningún momento durante nuestros procesos de inscripción, emparejamiento, o apoyo preguntamos a las familias sobre su estado migratorio o el de sus hijos/as. Por lo tanto, no recopilamos información que podamos entregar a otras agencias sobre este estado en su vida.

Si usted o alguien en su emparejamiento elige compartir esta información con nosotros, la información compartida registrada en nuestras notas de emparejamiento como parte de nuestro proceso regular de apoyo. La información de emparejamiento en nuestros registros es confidencial para nuestra agencia, de acuerdo con nuestra política de confidencialidad, y solo sería compartida externamente en el caso de ser citados.