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Mandated Services Child Abuse Reporting October, 2008 Donna Brailsford Youth Development Manager
2 All school personnel (pedagogues and non- pedagogues) have an affirmative legal duty to personally make a report to the SCR whenever they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been abused, neglected, or maltreated. If you suspect abuse, neglect or maltreatment of a child, you are required to complete the following steps: Chancellor’s Regulation A-750
3 1. Immediately file an oral report to the New York State Central Register (SCR) at 1(800) 635-1522. You must obtain a “Call ID” number from the SCR confirming that a report was accepted. 2.The caller must inform the principal/designee of the allegation and the “Call ID” number. 3. The principal/designee must complete the LDSS 2221-A within 48 hours and send it to the field office in the borough where the parent or caregiver resides.
4 4. A copy of the form must be sent to the Senior Youth Development Director or designee in your borough, and a copy must be kept in a confidential file in the principal’s office. 5. The principal/designee must file an OORS Child Abuse report using the DOE’s Online Occurrence Reporting System (OORS). The “Call ID” provided by the SCR must be entered in OORS. 6. Notify the Emergency Information Center if warranted at (212) 510-1500
5 Social Service Law - 413 *requires all school officials, including but not limited to those holding a license to make a report *prohibits the designated agent from becoming “responsible” (having the affirmative duty) for reporting or causing reports to be made *prohibits the designated agent from becoming “responsible” (having the affirmative duty) for reporting or causing reports to be made *prohibits any condition, prior notification or approval for reporting *prohibits any condition, prior notification or approval for reporting
6 *prohibits any retaliatory action against mandated reporters who believe they have reasonable cause to suspect *requires the names and contact information for all school officials having direct knowledge of the allegations to be provided to the SCR *requires the names and contact information for all school officials having direct knowledge of the allegations to be provided to the SCR *requires the “Designated Agent” to be responsible for the administrative duties required for the report *requires the “Designated Agent” to be responsible for the administrative duties required for the report
7 Highlights of Chancellor’s Regulation A-750 If you have reasonable cause to suspect child maltreatment: Mandated Reporters must immediately call State Central Register (SCR) 1(800) 635-1522 Obtain the “Call I.D. Number” from the SCR Notify the Principal or Designee of “Call I.D. Number” immediately upon filing the report to the SCR
8 “Designee” completes and submits the LDSS 2221-A within 48 Hours (To the field office in the borough where the (To the field office in the borough where the alleged subject of the report resides) Principal or Designee completes a DOE “OORS” report and enters the “Call I.D. Number” as well as the type of abuse or neglect that was reported Copies of the LDSS 2221 A must be submitted to: Principal or Designee Principal or Designee ISC/OYD Child Abuse Prevention Liaison ISC/OYD Child Abuse Prevention Liaison
9 Educational Neglect The failure of a person in parental relation to a child to ensure that child’s prompt and regular attendance in school or the keeping of a child out of school for impermissible reasons
10 A report must be filed if the following conditions exist: Reasonable cause to suspect: 1.The parents are aware or should have been aware of the illegal absenteeism. 2.Parents contributed to the problem or are failing to take steps to effectively address the problem. 3.Evidence or risk of educational impairment/harm to the child
11 Before reporting educational neglect: Schools should make every effort to identify and document the reasons for student absences. The procedures outlined in A-210, including thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the absence, must be followed by DOE officials before making a referral for educational neglect. (CR-A750 E.5)
12 Investigations and Removals Verify identity of CPS worker with the ACS supervisor You may not make a photocopy of the ACS photo I.D. card Grant access to records DOE staff maybe present during interview to allay the fears of the child
13 Removals Worker must present court order or W701c Notify Senior Youth Development Director (SYDD)/ Designee Fax a copy of the W701c to the SYDD/Designee Contact parent only after child has been taken into custody Report to EIC
14 Child Abuse and Neglect Administrative Mandates All schools must take appropriate steps to ensure that: 1. A Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Team is established in your school. 2. A Child Abuse Prevention Liaison is appointed. 3. Members of the school’s team receive a copy of Chancellor’s Regulation A-750. 4. Highlights of Chancellor’s Regulation A-750 (the blue card) is prominently posted in your school building and disseminated to all staff.
15 5. All staff receives ongoing training on child abuse and neglect beyond the New York State minimum requirement for licensing. Training for school staff on child abuse prevention must be held by November 30th 6. Your school has completed Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Intervention component of the Consolidated Youth Plan. http://intranet.nycboe.net/DOEPortal/Principals/FamSvcs/YouthDevelopment/default.htm http://intranet.nycboe.net/DOEPortal/Principals/FamSvcs/YouthDevelopment/default.htm http://intranet.nycboe.net/DOEPortal/Principals/FamSvcs/YouthDevelopment/default.htm 7. Your school conducts child abuse prevention activities for students and parents.