A draft of a policy that addresses kids participating in UNH programs was presented to the PAT Council last week and will be discussed at the monthly meeting of the OS Council today. It will also be shared with other UNH governance groups and councils during the next few months.
The draft, titled “UNH Policy for the Protection of Minors” aims to provide a secure environment for children attending university programs.
“Adopting and implementing a successful university wide policy is imperative in establishing a safe environment for any youth that are here in our community,” the draft reads.
UNH brings upwards of 30,000 youth under the age of 18 to campus each year. Having this many children either in day camps or staying overnight for various sports camps and academic programs requires careful program planning, policy and training for employees and program managers.
A working group that includes child safety experts in UNH’s...