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.
Precautionary measures to avoid negligent hiring claims.
Child abuse at most youth organizations fall into two categories.
Your facility's design and physical layout can help reduce the risk of child abuse.
Risk management steps to take for after-hour staff.
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.
Instruct staff members to follow these guidelines when filling out accident reports.
Recommended practices to minimize risk of abuse allegations.
Suggestions for conscientious disciplinary procedures.
An allegation of child abuse can be devastating to the reputation and morale of a youth program.