Reporting Child Abuse: A Guide to Mandatory Requirements for School Personnel

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Based on an analysis of American state reporting statutes, this book provides a general statement about child abuse reporting requirements. In so doing, it highlights areas that need to be considered by school personnel when reporting suspected child abuse.

Topics examined include: mandatory requirements to report child abuse and neglect; the required content of a child abuse report; school district responsibilities related to child abuse ...

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Overview

Based on an analysis of American state reporting statutes, this book provides a general statement about child abuse reporting requirements. In so doing, it highlights areas that need to be considered by school personnel when reporting suspected child abuse.

Topics examined include: mandatory requirements to report child abuse and neglect; the required content of a child abuse report; school district responsibilities related to child abuse situations; and immunity provision for those reporting child abuse.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803961005
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/1993
  • Series: School Safety Series , #10
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
About the Author
Preface
1 Mandatory Reporters: Who Is Required to Report Abuse and Neglect? 1
2 Standard of Proof: How Much Evidence Is Enough? 7
3 Protecting the Reporter: What Types of Immunity Exist? 12
4 Penalties: What Is the Cost of Failure to Report or False Reporting? 20
5 Child Abuse Reports: What Is Included? 24
6 Definitions: How Do They Vary? 33
7 Child Abuse Training: What Are the State Requirements? 42
8 Confidentiality: How Are Reports and Privileged Communications Protected? 44
9 Police Investigations: What Guides Access to the Victim? 48
10 Child Abuse in Public Schools: What are the District's Responsibilities? 50
11 Summary of Findings and Actions: When Are They Available? 54
12 Conclusions and Recommendations 55
Resources 57
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