November is National Child Safety and Protection Month, a time to bring awareness to the unique dangers that children face and to consider ways to protect children from these dangers. Public agencies have a responsibility to protect children from harm, whether it’s on a playground, on a bike path, or in a recreational program. To that end, the Authority offers numerous resources on the subject of child safety. These include a policy template on Mandated Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting; a Playground Inspection checklist; links to helpful websites, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission; and more.
In order to learn steps that agencies should take to improve child safety, members can visit the Authority’s Resources library to browse through resources on this topic or they can contact their regional Risk Manager.