05.12 - Protecting Minors
Revised July 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-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-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-1. University of Idaho Protection of Minors Standards.
C-2. State of Idaho Child Protective Act, I.C. § 16-1601 et seq.