Protection of Minors
As a community of caring, Drexel University has established the Protection of Minors and Reporting Child Abuse Policy (PS-1), a formal set of requirements, guidelines and procedures, in accordance with all applicable state laws, for the protection and supervision of minors (anyone under the age of 18) who attend Drexel or take part in its programs and activities.
Protecting minors from abuse and neglect is a shared responsibility requiring collaboration among the formal child protective services system, community partners, faculty, professional staff, students and volunteers to provide local safety nets for children that may be facing challenges within our communities. Even if you are not deemed to be a mandated reporter under the law, all persons with suspicion or knowledge of child abuse are strongly encouraged to make a voluntary report of such suspected or actual child abuse.
If you are planning a Drexel event, program or activity that will involve minors, please use the Interacting With Minors Checklist [PDF] to help guide you through the processes and requirements associated with PS-1.
Prior to participating in any program, activity, service or event with children under the age of 18, please view the Protection of Minors Instructional Video.
In this section, you will find the following information and resources associated with the Protection of Minors and Reporting Child Abuse Policy:
Best Practices for Interacting With Minors
How to Spot Signs of Minor Abuse
Reporting Minor Abuse: Frequently Asked Questions
Additional Resources: Policies, Laws, Government Agencies
Forms for Interacting With Minors