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05.12 - Protecting Minors


  • Position: Risk Manager
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Last updated: July 01, 2021

Preamble: This policy adopts requirements to help ensure that the university meets its legal and ethical obligations to protect minors participating in university programs and visiting the university’s campuses.

A. Definitions
B. Policy

A. Definitions.

A-1. Adult: A person aged 18 years or older.

A-2. Minor: A person under the age of 18 years.

A-3. Protection of Minors Standards: The document containing procedures, guidelines, and forms for implementation of this policy, on file at UI Risk. See C-1 herein.

A-4. Youth-Serving Program: Any program, activity, lab or research sponsored, controlled or funded by the University of Idaho that includes minors, except for official University courses not intended specifically for minors.

B. Policy.

B-1. All Youth-Serving Programs shall comply with the Protection of Minors Standards on file at UI Risk, which address in detail the following requirements :

a. Reporting of abuse, abandonment or neglect as mandated by the State of Idaho Child Protective Act. Failure to report is a misdemeanor.

b. Registration of all Youth-Serving Programs.

c. Selection and screening of adults involved in Youth-Serving Programs.

d. Required training for adults involved in Youth-Serving Programs.

e. Required code of behavior for adults working in Youth-Serving Programs.

f. Adherence to protection of minors provisions in facilities use agreements.

B-2. UI employees and students working in public or private schools shall follow the operational guidelines of the school.

B-3. Any exemption from compliance with this policy must be requested in writing to, and approved by, the UI Risk Manager.

C. References.

C-1. University of Idaho Protection of Minors Standards.

C-2. State of Idaho Child Protective Act,  I.C. § 16-1601 et seq.

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Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119