Important Updates

To align with university directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in-person activities, events and programs must be in compliance with University COVID safety protocols. Refer to the Campus Maize & Blueprint for the most up-to-date guidance.

Effective September 14, 2021 the Children on Campus policy has been expanded to include all study team members who interact with children as research participants.


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Neglect may take many forms, including:

  • Failure to provide medical care
  • Physical neglect
  • Failure to protect from abuse or harm
  • Improper or inadequate supervision
  • Abandonment

Medical Neglect

  • Failure to seek, obtain or follow through with medical care, resulting in:
  • Death
  • Disfigurement or bodily harm
  • Observable and material impairment to the growth, development or functioning of a child

Physical Neglect

  • Negligent treatment of a child, including failure to provide or attempt to provide:
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Shelter necessary to sustain life

Failure to Protect

  • Knowingly allowing another person to abuse and/or neglect a child
  • Failure to take appropriate measures to stop or prevent abuse and/or neglect
  • Failure to prevent recurrence when able to do so and has, or should have had, knowledge of the abuse/neglect

Improper/Inadequate Supervision

  • Placing the child in, or failing to remove the child from:
    • Dangerous situations
    • Situations that are beyond the child’s level of maturity, physical or mental abilities
  • Results in harm or threatened harm to the child


  • Leaving a child with an agency or other person without obtaining agreement that the entity/person will assume responsibility for the care of the child
  • Failure to cooperate with another person or entity to provide for the care and custody of the child