Protecting Minors

Each of us plays a part in protecting minors.  The College offers programs and activities that minors participate in.  The Minors Policy addresses the protection and safety of minors in these programs and activities and establishes procedures for reporting known or suspected abuse or neglect of minors.

Members of the Emerson community interact with minors in a variety of ways, including prospective and enrolled students, employees, interns, visitors, and participants in programs or activities.  These interactions may occur on or off-campus. 

Every member of the Emerson community who knows, suspects, or receives information indicating that a minor has been or is being abused or neglected must report this information to the College.

To view the complete Minors Policy >>

Requirements for Programs/Activities Involving Minors

To be completed by Program Administrator:

To be completed by Key Personnel or Authorized Adults for the program, this includes Emerson staff, faculty, student workers, etc.

  • Complete online training class 
    • Go to: 
    • Register - once you've submitted an email will be sent to the address you used
    • Use email to log into the site and change your password
    • Under "My Courses" find the course: Protecting Children: Identifying and Reporting Sexual Misconduct and click to enroll
    • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.  Please send your certificate of completion to your program administrator so they know you've completed it.

Breakdown of responsibilities:

  • Once the registration form has been submitted, HR will email you a Google Sheet so that all requirements can be tracked for completion. 
  • It is the Program Administrator's responsibility to ensure participants have completed all of the requirements.
  • It is the Program Administrator's responsibility to communicate with your participants about the requirements. 
  • HR will indicate on the google sheet when someone has completed their Edurisk training - or if they have completed it within the last 2 years. 
  • HR will indicate on the google sheet if anyone has had a background check within the last two years. 
  • It is the Program Administrator’s responsibility to initiate the background check process.  The Program Administrator is responsible for updating the google sheet, as well as reminding their Key Personnel and Authorized Adults to complete their portion.
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