New Child Protection Laws Focus of Seminar, Grove Says
6/9/2015
HARRISBURG- Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) is inviting anyone in the 196th Legislative District who volunteers or works with children to a meeting to learn more about Pennsylvania’s new child protection laws. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 10, at the West York Middle School Auditorium, located at 1700 Bannister St. in York. The seminar is scheduled from 6-8 p.m.

With the enactment of these laws, many of Pennsylvania’s volunteers and workers now must obtain a criminal background check and child abuse clearance before directly working with children and are required to report suspected child abuse to the proper authorities to avoid facing criminal prosecution. Anyone who volunteers or works with children, including those at day care centers, people involved in youth sports and Sunday school teachers, are subject to the new rules. The new requirements take effect July 1.

To ensure organizations and businesses fully understand these new laws, Grove has arranged this meeting where the Department of Human Services will explain the new changes and provide recommendations on how to best comply with them.

“This is a great opportunity to learn more about these new laws, including information on who is a mandated reporter and who needs clearances,” Grove said. “There have been plenty of questions about these laws and I want to help local businesses, organizations and individuals understand these changes.”

To RSVP for the meeting, please contact Grove’s office at (717) 767-3947.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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