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Child Protection Policy Compliance

SUNY ESF is bound by the SUNY Child Protection Policy (CPP) for all activities that our faculty, staff, students, and volunteers participate in work with minors under the age of 17. This policy is to protect minors who participate in University-related programs, whether on or off campus.

If you are currently or planning to work, supervise, or do research with minors under the age of 17 who are not matriculated into the college, please contact John Stella ( so that we may evaluate the program and work to certify you as a “Covered Person” so that you many continue these activities. In order to be confirmed, you must complete the CPP Training Modules and CPP Acknowledgement Form.  You will be required to review the SUNY Child Protection Policy Slides.

Once you have reviewed the SUNY policy and training slides, you will be required to sign and return the SUNY Child Protection Policy Acknowledgement Form that affirms that you have reviewed and will be compliant with this SUNY policy.

This Acknowledgement Form also certifies your approval to allow SUNY-ESF to perform a background check against the New York Sex Offender Registry and National Sex Offender Public Registry. Please note that this form requests your date of birth which UPD requires in order to perform the registry check. This must be done not more than 90 days prior to your covered activity and reconfirmed thereafter during the course of interaction with minors. Once we receive clearance from your background check and confirmation of your training, you will be affirmed as a "Covered Person" with respect to activities involving custody of minors.

Thank you for doing everything we can to protect minors that we interact with.