We recognize our responsibility to ensure that all students attending our schools are protected by taking reasonable precautions to screen volunteers who may be working with students without direct supervision of staff. In accordance with HRCE’s Student Protection Policy, prior to volunteering with the Halifax Regional School Board, all volunteers will provide:
A completed Child Abuse Register - https://novascotia.ca/coms/families/abuse/ChildAbuseRegister.html
A certified and true copy of a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Check available https://www.halifax.ca/fire-police/police/criminal-record-check, from your local Police or RCMP detachment or through online organizations endorsed by Nova Scotia law enforcement agencies.
Please note: The Child Abuse Register Search and Criminal Records Check must be issued in the three months preceding volunteering and updated every three years.
Nova Scotia's Back to School Plan during Covid-19 states that schools will limit outside visitors, including parents/guardians. As a result we will be limiting volunteers during the 2020-2021 school year and until permitted by public health.