Child and Youth Protection Program
As part of its mission, SUNY Plattsburgh offers a variety of academic, cultural, athletic, and artistic events open to enrich the lives of the members of our campus and local communities. Activities involving children and youth are an integral part of our role as a center of learning in the North Country.
SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of children / youth who participate in a College-related program or activity (whether on or off-campus) and has developed a child and youth protection program that establishes appropriate conduct for employees charged with the custody, control, or supervision of children / youth.
About the Program
The Child and Youth Protection Policy was approved by SUNY Plattsburgh’s Executive Council in Summer 2015. The policy designates the Director of Management Services as the President’s Designee for Child and Youth Protection. The Designee is responsible for the administration of the program. The policy also establishes a Child and Youth Protection Committee to provide oversight and formulate recommendations to safeguard the health and well-being of the program.
The program requires that any group seeking to hold activities on campus involving the custody, control, or supervision of children / youth be reviewed and then take steps to provide training and establish expectations for appropriate conduct for any personnel who will be directly responsible for children while on campus. Under the policy, a child / youth is defined as an individual under the age of seventeen years who is participating in a covered activity.
Management Services is responsible for overall institutional coordination of the Child and Youth Protection Program. The Child and Youth Protection Compliance Committee assists by providing oversight of the campus Child and Youth Protection program. The Committee has developed these pages to assist the members of our community who wish to sponsor events with children better understand their responsibilities.
If you have questions, please contact Management Services at 518-564-2539.