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Caregiver

Caregiver definition
  • A child’s parent, stepparent, guardian, or any household member entrusted with the responsibility for a child’s health or welfare
  • Any other person entrusted with responsibility for a child’s welfare, whether in the child’s home, a relative’s home, a school setting, a child care setting (including babysitting), a foster home, a group care facility, or any other comparable setting. As such “caregiver” includes, but is not limited to:
    • School teachers
    • Babysitters
    • School bus drivers
    • Camp counselors

The “caregiver” definition should be construed broadly and inclusively to encompass any person who at the time in question is entrusted with a degree of responsibility for the child. This specifically includes a caregiver who is him/herself a child such as a babysitter under age 18.

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