Protecting Minors Policy
The Protecting Minors Policy explains the commitment and practices of the Anaheim Hills Community Council (AHCC) for safeguarding and working with minors. This policy explains the AHCC’s commitments and practices for safeguarding youths at the Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration.
Reporting Known or Suspected Abuse, Molestation or Neglect
All employees, contractors, and volunteers at the Fourth of July Celebration share a responsibility to safeguard minors and immediately report any incidences of known or suspected abuse, molestation or neglect relating to minors. Minors are defined as anyone under the age of 18 years old.
Child abuse includes any of the following:
- Physical injury or death inflicted by other than accidental means upon a child by another person
- Sexual abuse
- Willful harming or injuring of a child or the endangering of the person or health of a child
- Unlawful corporal punishment or injury
Abuse of a minor also includes:
- Serious endangerment of a child’s physical or mental health due to injury by act or omission, including acts of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse includes contacts or interactions between a child and another person when the child is being used as an object of sexual gratification.
- A child is abused regardless of whether this activity involves explicit force, whether it involves physical contact, whether it is initiated by the child, and whether there is discernible harmful outcome.
Any incidences of known or suspected abuse, molestation or neglect relating to minors must be reported as follows:
- A first report must be made to the Orange County Child Protective Services Hotline at 800-207-4464, or to the Anaheim Police Department (APD) or your local law enforcement agency.
- A second report must be made to the AHCC at 714-758-0222.
- After submitting the reports above, the reporting party should also notify their supervisor or the volunteer director
- If the incidence involves a minor athlete and an adult involved in sports, a report must also be submitted within 24-hours to the U.S. Center for SafeSport or call 720-531-0340.
Reporting Other Concerns
Concerns that do not rise to the level of known or suspected abuse, molestation or neglect may include:
- Inappropriate interactions between minors and adults
- Inadequate supervision
- Not following program rules
- Contact with youth outside of the program
Concerns should be reported as follows:
- Contact the AHCC at 714-758-0222.
- Submit a Notice of Concern to firstname.lastname@example.org.