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Yes. Students may act as Authorized Adults as long as they are at least 18 years of age and meet the requirements of an Authorized Adult as specified in the Protection of Minor Children Policy.
Yes. Individuals outside of the DePaul community who are at least 18 years of age may act as Authorized Adults as long as they meet the requirements as specified in the Protection of Minor Children Policy.
No. DePaul University students are specifically exempted from the policy definition of the term Minor.
No. The Direct Responsibility and Primary Responsibility roles should be filled by two separate Authorized Adults. In situations where it is only possible for one adult to participate, a variance must be requested and granted.
The prospective students exemption applies only to official tours and information sessions conducted by the Office of Admissions. If the event does not meet these criteria, it must be registered with the Office of Compliance & Risk Management
Please allow a minimum of six weeks for registration of events involving minors.
Violations of this policy must be immediately reported. Situations that involve life threatening emergencies should be reported to 911 and to Public Safety. If you have reasonable cause to believe that a child under the age of 18 may have been subjected to physical or sexual abuse, may be at risk of physical or sexual abuse, or is being deprived of the proper or necessary care, it should be immediately reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) by calling the DCFS hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE.
Background checks for DePaul Faculty, Staff and Students will be initiated when the program is registered with the Office of Compliance & Risk Management. Non-DePaul personnel can submit certificates of a completed background check. External applicants may use General Information Services to conduct the background check, or they may choose to use another acceptable vendor.
Yes. Research programs involving minors must be registered with the Office of Compliance & Risk Management. If the nature of the research makes it impractical to meet one or more of the requirements in the Protection of Minor Children Policy, a variance should be applied for.