Minor Protection

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Minor Protection Coordinator

Julie Guild
Human Resources
(860) 486-4510

 

Download UConn's Protection of Minors and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect Policy

The University of Connecticut is proud to serve the broader community through a wide range of educational and enriching opportunities, and is committed to promoting a welcoming and secure experience for the children and youth who participate in activities at UConn.

We trust that this site will serve as a resource for members of the University community and those responsible for coordinating programs and activities involving minors. For additional assistance and guidance regarding the scope of UConn’s Protection of Minors and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect Policy, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Guild Minor Protection Coordinator.

Hosting a Program or Activity Involving Minors? Register Your Event Online

The University’s Protection of Minors and Reporting of Child Abuse or Neglect Policy, requires that University Sponsored activities involving minors register with the University’s Minor Protection Coordinator at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of the program or activity.

The registration process is structured into the following simple steps:

DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL

Approval
Get the activity approved by the appropriate Dean, Director, or Department Head (DDD) prior to starting the registration process.

PHASE I - ACTIVITY INFORMATION

Activity
Add requested activity information, including the activity and session details, as well as contact details.
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Registration Guide

PHASE II - AUTHORIZED ADULT

Adult
Add a complete list of Authorized Adults to be involved in the activity.

Note: Training and background check information will be entered by the Minor Protection Coordinator.

PHASE III - ATTESTATION

Attestation
Review the registration form for accuracy and completeness, and confirm your agreement to the required attestation.

PHASE IV - MINOR PROTECTION APPROVAL

Minor Protection Approval
Once all requested information has been submitted, the form will be reviewed by the Minor Protection Coordinator and you will be notified on the status of your registration.

Minor Protection Training

All Authorized Adults in University-sponsored activities must complete UConn’s annual Minor Protection Training in advance of working with minors.

This training is offered via UConn’s Learning@Work and provides an overview of UConn’s policy for the Protection of Minors and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, the various types and signs of child abuse, and strategies for responding to and reporting incidents of child abuse or neglect.

Below is an overview of the steps involved in this process. Additional guidance and other training resources are listed in the menu on the right-hand side of this page.

1. REQUEST ACCESS

Enroll
Contact the University’s Minor Protection Coordinator to request access to the online training module. NOTE: If the activity you will be participating in has successfully registered with the Minor Protection Coordinator, you will receive and email from noreply@sabacloud.com

2. RECEIVE EMAIL

Receive Email
Click the link in the email and begin the training. PLEASE NOTE: You will need your NetID and password to log Learning@Work. If you do not know your NetID and/or password, go to the NetID website to retrieve the information. You may also contact UITS at 860-486-HELP.

3. VIEW THE MINOR PROTECTION TRAINING

View
Once logged into Learning@Work, select the module titled “Protecting Minors on Campus” and view the training presentation. It should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. PLEASE NOTE: If you are hosting an event on campus, please also review the module “Planning a Program”.

Training Instructions
Training FAQ's
(UConn Health) Online Learning Center
(UConn Campuses) Learning@Work

4. COMPLETE THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT

Acknowledge
After viewing the training presentation, please take a moment to review and complete the accompanying Acknowledgement Statement in order to satisfy this training requirements. Once you have completed the training you will receive an email and certificate.

Background Checks

Background Check requirements for individuals working in University-Sponsored Activities involving minors.

Anyone interested in supervising, chaperoning, or otherwise overseeing minors who participate in University-sponsored activities involving minors must be an Authorized Adult. In order to meet this Policy requirement and act as an Authorized Adult, individuals (paid or unpaid) must (1) successfully pass a Background Screening within the last four years, (2) complete the University minor’s protection training within the last year, and (3) be registered with the University’s Minor Protection Coordinator.

University Sponsored activities involving minors must ensure that all Authorized Adults have successfully passed a Background Screening prior to working with minors.

Background Screenings must be initiated using the steps provided by the University Department of Human Resources or the UConn Health Police Department, including collecting written permission and other requested forms.

UConn Campuses

Background Screenings for University Authorized Adults must be initiated using the steps provided by the University Department of Human Resources.

To learn more, visit: http://hr.uconn.edu/cbc

UConn Health

Background Screenings for UConn Health Authorized Adults must be initiated using the steps provided by the UConn Police Department at Farmington.

To learn more, visit: http://health.uconn.edu/police/administration/background-checks/

Tools and Resources

The following tools and resources are intended to support activities involving minors on campus. Feel free to contact us for further assistance.

Reporting Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

Pursuant to Connecticut state law, virtually all University employees are Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect and must comply with the reporting requirements in Connecticut’s mandated reporting laws. (Connecticut General Statutes Sections 17a-101a to 17a-101d).

How to Report?

Please Note: If you witness child abuse or if there is an imminent or ongoing threat to an individual or the community, immediately call 9-1-1.

Connecticut state law, requires that reports of known or suspected child abuse or neglect be made orally, as soon as possible, but no later than 12 hours to the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) 24-hour hotline and/or law enforcement.

Within 48 hours of making oral reports, a written report must be made to DCF using DCF’s Report of Suspected Abuse Form (DCF-136 Form).

To make a report, contact:

  • DCF’s 24-hour hotline at (800) 842-2288;
  • the University Police at (860) 486-4800; or
  • UConn Health Police at (860) 679-2121.

University employees are protected under state law for the good faith reporting of suspected Child Abuse or Child Neglect, even if a later investigation fails to substantiate the allegations.

In addition to statutory reporting requirements, University employees must also comply with any other University policies that impose additional reporting obligations, such as the Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence.