Governs conduct in the presence of children, ensures that a duty of care will be met in programs responsible for children, and requires the reporting of child abuse and inappropriate conduct.
The State University of New York (SUNY) has issued its own Child Protection Policy, which applies to any program where the custody, control and supervision of children will be entrusted to the University, or to third parties conducting programs on UB property. SUNY's Child Protection Policy website provides more information about its policy, including guidance and an online training.
UB employees, students and visitors to campus must act
appropriately when in the presence of children. Individuals who
manage programs for children must ensure they meet an appropriate
duty of care for children’s safety and well-being.
Child abuse must be reported to University Police and the Office
of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Inappropriate conduct must be
reported to the UB official responsible for the program or
activity. The UB official must take effective action to address
UB employees who grant visitors permission to use UB property
and facilities for programs including children must ensure that
visitors are aware of the policy and complete the Policy
The Child Protection Policy supports UB’s commitment to
protect the safety and welfare of children on campus. This online
course will help you to understand the obligations of employees,
students and visitors under the policy, what to do if you witness
or suspect abuse or inappropriate conduct toward a child, how the
policy relates to programs and research involving children and
employee obligations when granting campus access to visitors.
This course is highly recommended for all University staff and faculty, especially those who work with children as part of a University program or activity or through research or work activities. To ensure you receive credit for taking this course, make sure to print the certificate at the end of the course using the print function in your web browser.
Buffalo, NY 14260
Emergency Number: 716-645-2222
New York State Department of Social Services
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
Administration for Children and
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453