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UU Santa Fe Safety Policy Highlights
It is the responsibility of our entire community, in partnership with staff and parents, to create and maintain a safe environment that supports the growth and welfare of children and youth in UU Santa Fe programs. The safety of our children in our care is of utmost importance.
- Policy. We comply with a Child and Youth Safety Policy, which covers physical safety and prevention of child abuse and harassment.
- Volunteer Screening. We conduct and maintain child abuse and criminal background checks on all volunteers with unsupervised access to our children and youth.
- Training & Education. We annually train our teaching volunteers regarding physical and child abuse safety.
- At least two adults, including nursery care workers, are required to be present in each classroom on Sunday mornings and during any UU Santa Fe-related activity involving children or youth when not under a parent's supervision.
- There must be at least one caregiver for every four toddlers in the Nursery. Parents will be asked to volunteer to stay in the nursery to meet this ratio if needed.
- Parenting-adult permission slips are required anytime children or youth leave UU Santa Fe property for a UU Santa Fe-sponsored event at another location.
- We require that those who volunteer with children and youth be members or friends known to us for at least one year.
- We require that all drivers for UU Santa Fe-sponsored activities be 25 or over.
- We require that those who drive for field trips provide a seat belt for each passenger and also provide insurance information to be kept on file.