4.73 Children on Campus

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I. Purpose

To protect the safety of young visitors and to avoid disruptive behavior, children accompanying employees, students, or visitors of Central Piedmont Community College must be under the constant supervision of a responsible adult while on CPCC property or on the site of any approved off-campus class or other CPCC event. Employees of the College have assigned duties and cannot take supervisory responsibility for any unattended children of employees, students, or visitors. Children should not be unattended in any College facility at any time.

II. Guidelines

A. The College assumes no responsibility or liability for children, nor for any accidents or injuries to children. For the purposes of this policy, a child is defined as any youth under the age of 16 who is not officially registered in a CPCC class.

B. Students, faculty, and staff are expected to arrange for their personal childcare away from the work site. In emergency situations, if it is necessary for the employee to bring a child to the workplace during working hours, the employee’s supervisor must approve. Sick children are not to be brought to campus. 

C. Children accompanying employees, students, or visitors are not permitted in classes, labs, or other learning environments without the permission of the instructor or appropriate college personnel.

D. Persons receiving CPCC services may be refused service if accompanied by a child who will be unattended during the time the patron is receiving services. College staff will not be expected to provide supervision of such children.

E. A violation of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action.

III. Procedures

If an unattended child is observed on campus, the CPCC employee observing the child should attempt to obtain the child’s name and then report the situation immediately to CPCC Security. Security will attempt to locate the child’s (children’s) parents or legal guardians or caregiver to remedy the situation. If the parent or guardian or caregiver cannot be found in a reasonable amount of time, Security may refer the situation to the Department of Social Services or other appropriate agency.