Child Safety Policy

Effective May 9, 2015, Smith College changed its Child Safety Policy, and all programs interacting with minors must comply. As a result of this policy change, all Smith Splash teachers and volunteers now must undergo a CORI background check and child safety certification process, which will be valid for 3 years upon completion.

  1. All teachers and volunteers must undergo CORI background checks and child safety certification, which can be found here and will be emailed to the teacher or volunteer upon sign up. **Please note if you are having trouble accessing these trainings you may need to turn on cookies in your browser.
    • The certification program (online) is a time and emotion intensive process. Please allow sufficient time to complete these trainings.
    • CORI checks must be completed in person in the Office of Student Affairs, Clark Hall 102 during their open hours, Tuesdays 12:00-2:30 p.m. and Thursdays 8:30-11:00 a.m.
    • The certification program (online) and the CORI/SORI check need time to be processed. As such, we are asking all teachers and volunteers to complete the process by two weeks before the program.
    • If you have already completed the training and background check this year, please notify the program directors so we can ensure that your certification status is included in our information.
    • This certification will be valid for 3 years upon completion and is required for all teachers and volunteers.
    • Any teacher or volunteer that fails the background check or fails to complete the child safety certification program will be disallowed from participating in the program.
  2. Please read this guide to working with minors. Upon your arrival to Splash, you will sign an agreement acknowledging you have read this guide and agree to abide by it's definitions of appropriate behavior.

Last modified by mbaker on Feb. 22, 2016 at 10:18 a.m.