The Club is closing in on achieving 100% compliance with Rotary Youth policies as more and more members complete and lodge their Rotary Volunteer Youth Declaration Form. The concerted push for full accreditation began in 2017 following the updating of State Government legislation that required all organisations involved with youth promote child safety as the highest priority. With the assistance of District 9800 legal advisors, the club board published the club's Child Safe Environment Policy in October of that year. 100% of members now have a valid Victorian Working With Children Check and 68% of members have completed and lodged their Rotary Volunteer Youth Declaration. President Mark has now asked members who have not yet done so to complete their Declarations as soon as possible so that the club can achieve 100% on both counts.
Under the club's policy, every Active Member must have a valid Victorian Working With Children Check. The Rotary Club of Glenferrie achieved 100% compliance with this requirement by the end of 2018. 
At the same time, the club incorporated the Rotary Volunteer Youth Declaration into the club's Membership Application. Since late 2017, every new member who joined automatically completed the Declaration when applying for membership. Rotary Volunteer Youth Declarations have also been mandatory for members engaged on the Youth Service Committee or on projects involving direct intentional contact with young people since that time.
Now all existing members who have not yet done so are being asked to complete a lodge with the Club Protection Officer Richard Blakeman a Rotary Volunteer Youth Declaration. The form requires members to have read the Rotary Code of Conduct before completing the form, and to nominate three referees, one of whom may be an unrelated Rotarian.
The required forms can be Downloaded from the club's website: