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The University has adopted certain safeguards intended to better protect minor children when they are on University premises participating in University programs and activities designed to include minors, or when they are in the care of University staff. The University and its employees shall comply with applicable federal and state laws to provide a safe environment in which children can learn, discover, and achieve their full potential.
Below are the policy and procedures concerning the University’s Protection of Minors Policy that went into effect November 8, 2012. Please take some time to read and become familiar with the complete policy.
Protection of Minors Campus Policy
UIC requires that units planning or conducting programs or activities designed to include minors that are not enrolled at the University report said activities to UIC Human Resources.
The campus has created forms that need to be completed for each activity at least fourteen (14) days prior to the start of an activity.
Protection of Minors Event Form and Compliance Checklist
Helpful Information for the Compliance Checklist
Send completed forms to the University of Illinois at Chicago Protection of Minors Coordinator at: email@example.com
The central repository of all of this information will be kept within UIC Human Resources and the Protection of Minors Coordinator will maintain a data base with all required information. The forms will be approved by UIC Human Resources and made available to the UIC Police Department.
All Members of the University Community who are responsible for the supervision or care of children, or whose duties would require close contact and/or alone time with minors who are not enrolled or accepted for enrollment at the University, must undergo a criminal background check and sex offender registry check in accordance with campus procedures.
Criminal Background Check Release Form
If you have any questions about criminal background checks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Units operating University facilities that are used by external entities for activities with minor participants shall maintain an up-to-date list of such activities. At least fourteen (14) days prior to the start of an activity, the unit shall submit this information to the UIC Protection of Minors Office by filling out the following form:
Protection of Minors Event Form For External Entities
ANCRA is included in the Protection of Minors Policy. It is an Illinois law that requirespersonnel of higher education institutions to report to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) if they suspect child abuse or neglect. Employees must take the University of Illinois education program "Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Requirements for Personnel" and sign the DCFS Acknowledgement of Understanding.
For any ANCRA questions or to learn about how to access the ANCRA education material, please email email@example.com
Below are additional resources:
Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act(ANCRA)
Volunteer Education Program
DCFS Child Protection Website
Protection of Minors Event Form
Protection of Minors Event Form for External Entities
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