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Link up for criminal background checks

Criminal background checks are becoming almost standard for youth supervision positions.

Preventing abuse— by design

Recommendations to reduce abuse allegations.

Preventing child abuse

Steps to reduce the risk of child abuse.

Are you taking precautions against sexual abuse claims?

When headlines of this nature occur at an unfortunate frequency, any organization working with youth must create a culture where sexual abuse is discussed, addressed, and prevented.

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.

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.

Maintaining insurance records

Several areas to manage records and save money.

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.