Protection of Minors Policy

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

The following information addresses changes to summer 2020 programs involving minors at the University of Delaware as a result of the letter sent by President Assanis to the university community on April 27th. Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:

Activities, events and programs scheduled to take place on University of Delaware campuses in summer and fall will be canceled, made virtual or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include but are not limited to summer camps, conferences, high school graduation ceremonies and meetings.  

 The Office of Equity and Inclusion requires those Programs for Minors that are being offered virtually to register with our office in order to remain compliant with the Protection of Minors Policy.   

To register an online program for minors, please visit the  Program Registration Form.

What if I have already registered for an in-person program?

 If you are changing a previously approved program from in person to virtual you will need to register again Program Registration Form.  There is additional information required and the program will need to be approved for online.

What if I am rescheduling a previously approved program?

If you are rescheduling a previously registered and approved program to a later date please email protectionofminors@udel.edu with the proposed date/time changes and the program name.  We will update the registration and send a new approval letter.

Am I still required to adhere to the policy if my program is virtual?

Yes, the Protection of Minors Policy must be followed for virtual programs to be compliant.

Are there Online Program Expectations for Staff and Minors with Parental Permission?

Please see the resource list at the bottom of this page. 

How do we start a virtual summer program?

Please refer to the following resource for helpful suggestions:  Creating Virtual Summer Camps Step by Step Guide.

How do I report signs of child abuse or neglect?

(DSCYF Identifying and Reporting Signs of Abuse)  In addition to contacting DSCYF, you should also report to OEI by completing a report using the following form:  OEI/Title IX/Child Maltreatment Reporting Form

Do you still have questions? Let us know how we can help!

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