Child Protective Service and Reporting
A child under the age of 18 whose parent or other person legally responsible for his/her care inflicts upon the child serious physical injury, creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury, or commits a sex offense against the child.
A child under the age of 18 whose parent(s) or other person legally responsible for the care of a child harms a child, or places a child in imminent danger of harm by failing to exercise the minimum degree of care in providing the child with any of the following: food, clothing, shelter, education or medical care when financially able to do so. Maltreatment can also result from abandonment of a child or from not providing adequate supervision for the child. Further, a child may be maltreated if a parent engages in excessive use of drugs or alcohol such that it interferes with their ability to adequately supervise the child.
All district employees, including building administrators, teachers, registered nurses, doctors, psychologists or psychiatrists, and all other employees who come in contact with students are required to report all cases of suspected child abuse or maltreatment to the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-635-1522.
The following are helpful in making a report:
- Who is the alleged offender?
- What is the abusive or neglectful act?
- When did the abuse happen?
- Where did the abuse happen?