Creating a positive environment that promotes the safety and security of youth participating in programs and activities at Washington University in St. Louis.

Read the Policy

WashU’s policy is designed to create a safe and secure environment for youth on campus.

Read the policy

Conduct Background Checks

Background checks are required for individuals working with youth.

Learn more about background checks

Forms and Resources

We have a variety of approval forms and resources to support your program or event with minors.

Review available forms and resources


We welcome your questions and have selected a few FAQs to get you started on program planning.

Read frequently asked questions

Plan and Register

Learn about the annual registration process and review best practices for working with youth.

Register your program, event or activity

Get Trained

Training is required for all individuals working with youth.

Access training

Incident Reporting

Incidents involving minors must be reported to the Youth Protection Oversight Committee

Learn how to report an incident

Third Party-External Organizations

Important information for non-University organizations hosting minors on University property

Learn about guidelines for third-parties

An overview of the Youth Protection Program is available here.