It's on all Harvard community members, including faculty, students, staff, visitors, vendor/contractors and volunteers, to create a safe & supportive environment for youth and to report any suspicion of abuse or neglect or inappropriate activity involving minors.
If you meet the Policy's definition of a Responsible Adult (see below), you will need to take steps to be prepared before you begin work with youth in Harvard Programs. Here, you can:
- Get training
- Learn more about background screens. For vendors and lessees, you can also learn how to conduct required background screens for your own staff before working in a Harvard facility
- For minors participating in laboratory activities during a Harvard program, learn about the University's efforts and what you can do to promote safety for minors in labs
Below are some forms that your Program Administrator may ask you to complete before working in a youth-serving Program.
Finally, you can review the resource links below to learn more about Harvard and and our efforts to create a safe and supportive environment for youth.