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Youth Program Approval Process

All covered youth programs must submit a Youth Program Overview a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the event. The form will be routed to your Divisional Youth Protection Liaison (DYPL).

Upon receipt, the DYPL will schedule a brief meeting with you to:

  • Discuss the program
  • Review the agenda
  • Identify risks and identify possible solutions
  • Classify the Program Type
  • Review UWL Youth Policy
  • Discuss program insurance
  • Schedule subsequent meetings

 

If the DYPL concludes that a program can be held in compliance with the UWL Youth Protection Policy, the DYPL will provide the Youth Protection Coordinator (YPC) a recommendation for Initial Program Approval. YPC will grant or deny Initial Program Approval via email to the DYPL and Activity Director. If applicable, the DYPL will inform other campus stakeholders.

NOTE: You cannot make reservations or order catering at UWL until the program has received Initial Program Approval.

All programs must submit a roster of program volunteers (staff, students, and non-UWL individuals). All volunteers must complete an online Youth Protection Training. Some will need to have a Criminal Background Check on file. When completing your roster, please ensure you have the following available for each volunteer: 

  • First and last name
  • Email
  • Primary organization affiliation
  • Cell phone (if possible)
  • Identify as either a Designated Individual or Authorized Adult.

All programs must submit an Emergency and Reporting Plan that will be shared with program volunteers.

Additional requirements are identified by the Program Type.

Prior to the program date, the Activity Director and DYPL will review the completion of the required documentation including required training and Criminal Background Checks. If the DYPL is satisfied with the program status, they will provide a recommendation to the YPC for Final Program Approval.

Please submit a Youth Program Overview form to start the youth program approval process and let the Youth Protection team know of your intent to host a youth activity. A Division Youth Protection Liaison will work with you to determine requirements.  

It is the 3rd Party Organization's responsibility to:

If the 3rd Party Organization has custodial care of youth:

If parent/guardian/teacher chaperones have custodial care, it is the 3rd Party’s responsibility to communicate expectations to chaperones.

3rd Parties are expected to retain all activity documents and files. UWL will request copies of program documents for audits. 

With a UWL sponsor (UWL Department and/or Employee): Please work with your UWL sponsor to start the youth program approval process. Completion of the Youth Program Overview form is the first step and lets the Youth Protection team know your intent to host a youth activity. A Division Youth Protection Liaison will work with you and your UWL sponsor to determine requirements.

Without a UWL sponsor: Please submit a Youth Program Overview form to start the youth program approval process and let the Youth Protection team know of your intent to host a youth activity. A Division Youth Protection Liaison will work with you to determine requirements.  

It is the Student Organization's responsibility to: 

  • Have a program emergency plan in place and shared with all staff and volunteers 
  • Confirm their organization has the appropriate insurance and liability coverage (Only if no UWL sponsor; connect with Risk Management for more information)

If the Student Organization has custodial care of youth:

If parent/guardian/teacher chaperones have custodial care, it is the Student Organization's responsibility to communicate expectations to chaperones.

Student Organizations are expected to retain all activity documents and files. UWL will request copies of program documents for audits.