Hiring and Approving Staff and Volunteers Part of UUA Youth Safety Guidelines All adults attending a youth focused event must be either approved adults under this policy or fall under the guest policy. In This Section Adult Staff and Volunteer Leaders Adults ideal for youth ministry should have the abilities to: form real and genuine relationships with youth focus the relationship on the needs of the... Volunteer Adult Attendees and Sponsors All adults participating in a youth focused event must meet these qualifications. An Adult Sponsor is an adult participant who attends an event with... Background Check Philosophy and Requirements Background check requests should include a letter which clarifies that a criminal history is not an automatic disqualification for working with youth, b... Adult Alcohol and Substance Use Adults, who are responsible for youth or on-call, should not consume or be impaired by alcohol or other substances that impair functioning for the durat... Removal/Restriction/Reinstatement of Adult Volunteers The UUA reserves the right to restrict or remove, temporarily or permanently, any adult from contact with youth at UUA events if it determines that the... Youth Staff or Volunteer Leader Approval Process This applies to youth in formal leadership positions, such as those selected or elected ahead of time as well as leadership positions where a youth has... Removal/Restriction/Reinstatement of Youth Volunteer Leaders UUA staff may remove or restrict, temporarily or permanently, any youth from UUA leadership positions if that youth volunteer is deemed no longer safe o... PREVIOUS: Restorative Practice UP: UUA Youth Safety Guidelines NEXT: Adult Staff and Volunteer Leaders Get a print-friendly version of UUA Youth Safety Guidelines, including all sub-pages.