Changing the way children grow up in Santa Cruz County

Child Safety

Child Safety is Highest Priority

The safety of your child is your highest priority. It’s no different at Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Making the best possible match between Little and 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 Standards of Excellence requires each volunteer to complete a multi-layered screening process that includes:

  • Completion of a formal written application
  • Background and reference checks
  • An in-person interview
  • Home interview
  • An orientation and training process that outlines the individualized needs of your child and provides information and resources on how to encourage your child’s development

Big Brothers Big Sisters also provides child safety tips to you and your child, and we welcome your questions and feedback. Throughout the life of the match, 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.