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Lost Child

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First 10 Minutes

  • Call child’s cell phone (if available)
  • If student does not answer cell phone and cannot be located, contact program administrator immediately
  • Program administrator enlists help of other program adults to begin search of typical areas children may go, speak to close friends within program, etc.
  • Program administrator calls University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) at 3-1131
  • Program administrator considers contacting parents (will depend on location and length
    of absence)

Next 10 Minutes

  • Director calls additional staff or faculty needed to aide in the search
  • Call child’s cell phone every 10 minutes
  • Continuously update parents with any new developments
  • All parties work together in keeping each other updated so that if the incident escalates, all necessary university officials have been notified
  • The Director of Conference Services will alert anyone who needs to be apprised of the incident
    – Risk Management Services
    – Communication officer
    – Associate Director of Housing
  • When the child has been located:
    • Assess the child’s needs and/or behavior, as every incident is different and could be very traumatic
    • Follow emergency procedures that are in place and utilize any university personnel that could help
    • Program administrator determines any discipline or reprimands
    • Complete an incident report
    • Explore lessons learned and implement changes as needed