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Yes. All adults participating in programs with minor children are considered Authorized Adults, even DePaul students. They must 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.

The prospective students exemption applies only to official tours and information sessions conducted by the Office of Admission. If the event does not meet these criteria, it must be registered with Compliance & Risk Management.

Begin registration six weeks prior to the first day of the event which involves minor children.

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.

Criminal and National Sex Offender Registry background checks for DePaul Faculty, Staff and Students will be initiated when the program registration begins. Non-DePaul personnel can submit certificates of a completed background checks. 

Yes. Research programs involving minors must be registered with 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.