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1 Child Abuse Reporting Procedures As a PPS employee, you are a mandated child abuse reporter by Oregon State Law

2 If you suspect… Physical Abuse with or without injuries Sexual Abuse Neglect Emotional Abuse Sexual Exploitation Threat of Harm…

3 … You MUST report the facts to the Principal or the Principal’s designee immediately. This is NOT something with which you have a choice.

4 Child Abuse Hotline You and the Principal or Principal’s designee should call the Child Abuse Hotline jointly. If that is not possible, it is your obligation to confirm that the report was made. If you report suspected child abuse directly to the Hotline, you MUST also notify the Principal in person or in writing.

5 Do NOT Contact Parents

6 Student-to-Student Abuse Student-to-student abuse is defined as physical abuse of a student but not mutual combat; it may include the use of a weapon and sexual assault. If you witness or suspect student-to- student abuse…

7 … You MUST report the facts to the Principal or the Principal’s designee immediately. You may NOT make a judgment about whether or not to report..

8 Child Abuse Hotline It is best if you and the Principal or Principal’s designee call the Hotline together. If you can’t, it is still your responsibility to confirm that the report was made. If you report suspected child abuse directly to the Hotline, you MUST also notify the Principal in person or in writing that you have done so. Again…

9 If you witness a PPS staff member being physically or verbally abusive towards a child…

10 … You MUST report the facts to the Principal or the Principal’s designee immediately. You do not have a choice in this matter.

11 Child Abuse Reporting Procedures Video You are required to view the video every two years. The 16 minute video is available online through the PPS Multi Media Department website: The completion of this learning module and the viewing of the Child Abuse Reporting Video will be paid time.

12 Thank you for keeping our children safe.


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