Covered persons

Employees, students and volunteers who will be responsible for the custody, control and supervision of a child during a "Covered Activity" are considered "Covered Persons" and are required to complete the necessary training prior to the start of the program.

In addition to completing the required training, sex offender searches must be completed in advance of the program but not no more than 90 days prior to the start of the program.

"Covered Person" are required by the policy to take 4 reasonable measures to prevent physical and sexual abuse of a child:

  • Get trained
  • Wear identification
  • Remove the child from abuse
  • Report suspected abuse

"Covered Persons" are prohibited from engaging in specific actions to prevent physical and sexual abuse of children.

Prohibited Conduct by a "Covered Person"

  • No 1-on-1 interaction (except in limited circumstances)
    • "Covered Persons" cannot be alone with a child unless the "Covered Person" is a relative or guardian of the child or;
    • 1-on-1 contact is pre-approved by the campus when pedagogical or health-related circumstances apply
    • For pre-approved 1-on-1 contact, the parent or guardian will need to complete a Private Instruction Authorization Form (link)
  • Be alone with a child
    • In no event can a "Covered Person", who is not a relative or guardian of a child, be alone with the child in a restroom, locker room, shower, sleeping area or vehicle
  • Engage in physical or sexual abuse of a child
    • A "Covered Person" cannot engage in physical abuse or sexual abuse of a child
  • Use alcohol or illegal drugs or be under their influence during a Covered Activity
    • A "Covered Person" cannot engage in the use of alcohol or illegal drugs or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs during Covered Activities
  • Enable, facilitate or fail to address a child's use of alcohol or illegal/non-prescribed drugs
    • A "Covered Person" cannot enable, facilitate or fail to address a child's use of alcohol or illegal/non-prescribed drugs
  • Contact a child for the purpose of engaging in prohibited conduct
    • A "Covered Person" cannot contact a child through electronic media, including social media for the purpose of engaging in any prohibited conduct including sexual conduct
  • Offer or make a gift to a child for the purpose of engaging in prohibited conduct
    • A "Covered Person" cannot offer or make a gift to a child for the purpose of engaging in any prohibited conduct including sexual conduct
  • Release a child from a Covered Activity without authorization
    • A "Covered Person cannot release a child from a Covered Activity without a written authorization from the child's parent or guardian