UToledo to offer mandatory training for faculty, staff working with minors

April 5, 2019 | UToday
By Staff

Educators and others who work with children have no greater responsibility than ensuring their safety. Because the University invites minors to campus for a variety of activities such as summer camps, educational programs, athletic camps and myriad events, UToledo has partnered with United Educators to provide required online training to help safeguard minors.

The new course titled Protecting Children: Identifying and Reporting Sexual Misconduct will be required annually for all faculty and staff associated with minors on campus beginning this month. The University’s Minors on Campus policy also is a resource for employees, parents and youth program volunteers.

“We’re mandating this new online course to help ensure any child on our campuses remains safe,” said David Cutri, chief compliance officer. “Our employees also should review the Minors on Campus policy to make sure they’re following all guidelines and requirements whenever they will be instructing or supervising minors on University property.”

As outlined in the policy, before any youth program takes place, the department or office should send Risk Management (lawrence.foley@utoledo.edu) details about the scope, type of activity, and anticipated age of minors who will attend, as well as the individuals organizing the activity and their contact information. Soon after this information is recevied, a link to the training will be delivered via email.

“We appreciate employees following the policy and completing the new training course online each year before they are involved with any youth activities on our campuses,” Cutri said. “These efforts take only roughly 30 minutes to complete, yet help us protect children whose safety is our responsibility.”

Questions regarding the Minors on Campus policy or the associated compliance training course should be sent to david.cutri@utoledo.edu.

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