Quit Relying on Background Checks and Sex Offender Registries to Protect Children

Quit Relying on Background Checks and Sex Offender Registries to Protect Children

Background checks and sex offender registries give parents, youth-serving organizations and the general public a false sense of security. People who have not been formally trained on child sexual abuse prevention trust that background checks and sex offender registries will protect children from being exposed to predators at school, camp, daycare, and in neighborhoods.

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How to keep your kids safe in the care of others, including school, camp and sports.

How to keep your kids safe in the care of others, including school, camp and sports.

As parents, we must do our own due diligence and not rely solely on others to keep our kids safe. Youth-serving organizations, including schools, after-school programs, camps, sports, and businesses that cater to children are Mandatory Reporters and must report any suspected or disclosed abuse. However, parents cannot and should not rely on that to protect their children. 

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