ABUSE & REPORTING POLICY

All employees of University Christian School are deemed mandatory reporters and have an

obligation to report any and all types of abuse. Proof of abuse or neglect is not required to make a report; “reasonable cause to suspect” is all that is required. It is the responsibility of the Department of Children and Families to determine whether or not the abuse or neglect is actually occurring and to take protective action on behalf of the child. In the event that a staff member expects abuse, he/she must report all known information immediately to his/her direct division administrator. The administrator will then contact the appropriate authorities.

 

UCS is committed to maintaining a work environment in which all individuals treat each other with dignity and respect, which is free from all forms of intimidation, exploitation and

harassment, including sexual harassment. UCS is prepared to act to prevent and correct

any violations of this policy.

 

Employees who observe personnel conduct of a harassing nature, are to promptly report the matter to one of the school officials designated below. All complaints will be promptly

investigated. The privacy of the person issuing the complaint, of the person accused, and

the steps taken in the investigation will be protected to the extent possible, except that we

will report findings to the person making the complaint and to the person or persons who are claimed to be involved.

 

The following individuals are specifically authorized to receive complaints and to respond to

questions regarding harassment:

 

1. Pastor Frank Ciresi, SR Pastor and President

2. Mr. Heath Nivens, Head of School

3. Ms. Beverly Bandy, Upper School Principal

Anyone who violates this policy or fails to report misconduct in the workplace will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

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