Integrate Child Protection into the Applicant Screening Process
We grant child molesters access to our kids and our kids are coubnting on us to make conscious choices about who we allow to be with them.
This Best Practice is designed to transform the way you think during the application screening process. It's important that you take everything you learn throughout theChild Sexual Abuse Best Practices program and use it as a filter during the applicant screening process.
- To ensure that you are not unknowingly staffing someone with a criminal record or pending charges of a sexual offense or other offense against children; and
- To deter child molesters from wanting to work for you.
Your Child Sexual Abuse Best Practices program should be discussed within the interview process including 1) boundaries that limit private access to kids, 2) your assessment and communication process, 3) mandatory child sexual abuse prevention training for staff members and volunteers, 4) the creation of an accountability team with parents and children, and 5) pre-established consequences to boundary infractions.