The Board recognizes its responsibility for ensuring 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 HRSB’s Student Protection Policy, prior to volunteering with the Halifax Regional School Board, all volunteers will provide:
1 - A completed Child Abuse Register Search or completed Child Abuse Register Request for Search (Form A) which can be found at:
2 - A certified and true copy of a Criminal Records Check available from your local Police or RCMP detachment or through online organizations endorsed by Nova Scotia law enforcement agencies, including a Vulnerable Sector Search. The Child Abuse Register Search and Criminal Records Check must be issued in the three months preceding volunteering and updated every three years.
It is the responsibility of any volunteer, after having completed the screening process, to contact the school principal should they be subject to an investigation or conviction under the Criminal Code of Canada.
All volunteers are to sign in at the school office upon arrival and wear an access badge while at the school. This badge must be returned to the issuing office at the end of each visit.