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The CPP System

The Kanakuk Child Protection Plan (CPP) is a comprehensive safety system to prevent, detect or respond to child physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse in Kanakuk Kamp programming.

The goal of the CPP is to equip youth serving organizations with a systems-based plan for safeguarding youth, detecting perpetrators, and sustaining the organization. The Kanakuk System consists of four Protection Zones, four Abuser Remedies, six Abuse Management Fields, three Prevention Stages, and over 323 measurable Protection Elements.

The Kanakuk System consists of four Protection Zones mapping the landscape of which an abuser must navigate in order to gain access to and abuse minors. These protection zones include:

  • Outer Perimeter Zone 
  • Inner Perimeter Zone
  • Sand Box Zone
  • Alamo Zone

Within each zone, six Abuse Management Fields create the framework with which to execute

over 323 identifiable and measurable Protection Elements. These Management Fields include:

  • Operational Support
  • Facilities/Grounds 
  • Staffing
  • Training/Orientation
  • Monitor/Report
  • Crisis Response

Ultimately, the successful execution of the Protection Elements located in the six Management Fields within each of the four Protection Zones is designed to produce one of four Abuser Remedies: 

  • Screen Out - The remedy whereby a person is denied access to minors due to a negative background screen, reference, work verification, or red flag indicators.
  • Opt Out - The remedy whereby a potential abuser opts out of working or volunteering with the organization, or from engaging minors inappropriately while serving.
  • Monitor Out - The remedy whereby a potential abuser is removed from access to minors resulting from suspicious behavior and/or inability to comply with organizational expectations or policies.
  • Report Out - The remedy whereby an alleged abuser is reported by a third party or victim and is removed from access to minors and placed under legal investigation.

2015 Child Protection Plan (CPP)

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