If you suspect abuse call 1-800-252-5400

Join Partners in Protection

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Steps to becoming a Partner in Protection:

  • Complete the above interest form and liability waiver. Submit completed paperwork to ​mlanier@caccollincounty.org.
  • Provide ​acknowledgement of completed background checks for all staff and for all volunteers who interact with children and youth.
  • Complete annual training in preventing, recognizing and reporting child abuse for all staff and for all volunteers who interact with children and youth.
  • Complete, distribute and prominently display a ​youth protection policy for your organization.
  • Establish safety and crisis response protocols as outlined in the ​youth protection policy and described below.

At a minimum, your Youth Protection Policy and Code of Conduct should address the following:

Safety Protocol

  • Mandatory abuse reporting laws
  • Incident response procedures
  • Appropriate discipline
  • Minimizing risk and opportunity for one-on-one interaction
  • Regular review of institutional procedures and safety policies
  • Classroom ratios and two-deep leadership policies
  • Pick up and release of children
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Appropriate physical, emotional and spiritual boundaries
  • Respect of privacy
  • Technology/communication policies

Crisis Protocol

  • Receiving and responding to disclosure of abuse or inappropriate behavior.
  • Responding to a child who discloses abuse.
  • Responding to abuse in crisis.
  • Communicating with the child or teenager's family.

If you suspect that a child is at risk of abuse, Texas law requires that you call the Texas child abuse hotline at 1-800-252-5400. If a child is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. See our Guide to Reporting Abuse.

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