Guidelines for abuse prevention programs and background checks

Develop formal guidelines for abuse prevention programs and background checks to address child abuse exposures in order to benefit not only your organization but also the youth and clients you serve.

Avoid negligent hiring claims by taking action

Precautionary measures to avoid negligent hiring claims.

Child abuse at shared facilities

Child abuse at most youth organizations fall into two categories.

Preventing abuse— by design

Your facility's design and physical layout can help reduce the risk of child abuse.

Who's responsible for staff after hours?

Risk management steps to take for after-hour staff.

Maintaining insurance records

It's essential to integrate records storage into your risk management plans. The old adage, “if you didn't write it down, it didn't happen” continues to prove true in court.

Careful reporting can clarify claims

Instruct staff members to follow these guidelines when filling out accident reports.

Protect your organization's reputation and assets

Recommended practices to minimize risk of abuse allegations.

Using discipline wisely for youth serving organizations

Suggestions for conscientious disciplinary procedures.

Preventing child abuse

An allegation of child abuse can be devastating to the reputation and morale of a youth program.