The Office of Youth Protection (OYP) is a support unit to campus with responsibility for overseeing and enforcing the university’s Youth Protection Policy (UW-1045).
OYP works directly with schools, colleges, and divisions to implement policy requirements and create safe and effective learning and recreational experiences for youth participants. OYP assists staff throughout the university by:
- Answering questions about relevant policy and best practices.
- Developing guidance and resources to support effective implementation of policy requirements.
- Assessing the compliance status of registered youth activities.
The Office of Youth Protection is available year-round for consultations about new and existing youth activities.