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Ensuring the safety of children on campus and in the UB community

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UB’s Child Protection Policy

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.

Conduct Standards

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.

Reporting Requirements

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 inappropriate conduct.

Granting Permission for Use of University Facilities

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 Acknowledgement Form.

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 Acknowledgement Form.

Online Training

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.

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