Guidelines Approved for Background Screening for Youth Coaches i - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Guidelines Approved for Background Screening for Youth Coaches in Dover

Posted:

DOVER, Del.- In a unanimous vote, the legislative, finance and administration committee voted in favor of the recommended guidelines for background screening of volunteer coaches for youth leagues.

The committee met Monday evening to discuss the guidelines they wanted to use to do more extensive background checks on volunteer coaches that deal with their youth.

"We're trying to provide safe environments for children to play their sports," said Tim Slavin, the At-Large Councilman for the city of Dover.  "We want to make sure that anybody who is coaching, who is volunteering and is officiating are also safe, good role models for people who have their children involved with."

On the list of guidelines include looking at the sex registry list, criminal background check, arrest check and financial background.

Some people throughout the community say they're glad to see the changes.

"I think it's been a long time coming and I welcome that," said Faye White. "I think every coach should be held accountable and every leading coach should be held accountable for whom is working with the children under their leadership."

Now that the guidelines have been approved, the next step is for the staff to recommend ways to go about implementing the new background check. That will take up to 30 days.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Updated: Fire Ruins Historical Hebron Church

    Updated: Fire Ruins Historical Hebron Church

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:31:09 GMT
    Fire has destroyed the historical St. Paul's Episcopal Church located on westbound Route 50 in Hebron.More
    Authorities are investigating a Tuesday fire that destroyed the historical St. Paul's Episcopal Church at the corner of Memory Gardens Lane and Route 50 in Hebron, Md. Preliminary damage is estimated at approximately $500,000.More
  • Two Killed in Del. Crash

    Two Killed in Del. Crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:45:19 GMT
    Delaware State Police say two Dover men were killed Monday night after the tow truck they were riding in went off the road and crashed into a telephone pole near Little Creek.More
    Delaware State Police say two Dover men were killed Monday night after the tow truck they were riding in went off the road and crashed into a telephone pole near Little Creek. More
  • Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

    Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:46:35 GMT
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.More
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service