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Vulnerable Child Policy

Vulnerable Child Policy

  1. PURPOSE

    To address the safety and welfare of an unattended child who is deemed by the staff to be at risk in our libraries.

  2. SCOPE

    Children are welcome in our libraries.

    We are concerned about their safety and welfare.

    We recognize parents' or guardians' responsibility for the behavior and well-being of their children. We also respect the privacy of all library customers and intervene only when a child is deemed by the staff to be at risk.

    The Vulnerable Child is an unattended child of any age who is deemed by the staff to be at risk.

    If a Vulnerable Child comes to the attention of library staff, the parent or guardian will be notified. If the parent or guardian cannot be reached, the child will be referred to the local law enforcement agency.

    Politica Niño Vulnerable (Vulnerable Child Policy - Spanish) - in Spanish

  3. IMPLEMENTATION

    The District will make sure that standard library procedures and guidelines will be followed in assisting or referring unattended children to the local law enforcement agency. The local law enforcement agency will be contacted when the parent or guardian cannot be reached.

  4. DATE AND ACTION TAKEN:

    Adopted by the Board of Trustees November 28, 1988
    Revised: November 25, 1996
    Revised: January 21, 2003
    Revised: June 28, 2010



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