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Series 5000 - Students

5141.4 - 1. Elementary and Secondary - D. Welfare - (1) School Medical Advisor - (j) Child Abuse and Neglect
Posted 12/01/2009 12:00PM

5141.4

Series 5000 - Students

1. Elementary and Secondary

D. Welfare

(1) School Medical Advisor

(j) Child Abuse and Neglect

Connecticut General Statute Section 71a-101 as amended by Public Acts 02-138, 11-93, and 15-205 requires all school employees including the Superintendent of Schools, school teachers, substitute teachers, administrators, school guidance counselors, school paraprofessionals, licensed nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, coaches of intramural or interscholastic athletics, or any other person, who in the performance of his/her duties, has regular contact with students and who provides services to District students, who have reasonable cause to suspect or believe that a child has been abused, neglected, placed in imminent risk of serious harm, or sexually assaulted by a school employee to report such abuse, neglect and sexual assault in compliance with applicable state statutes.

An oral report by telephone or in person shall be made as soon as possible but no later than 12 hours to the Commissioner of Children and Families and to the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee followed within 48 hours by a written report to the Department of Children and Families.

The Board of Education will post the telephone number of the Department of Children and Families' child abuse hotline, Careline, and the Internet web address that provides information about the Careline in each District school in a conspicuous location frequented by students. Such posting shall be in various languages most appropriate for the students enrolled in the school.

Accurate and timely reporting of suspected abuse and/or neglect of children or sexual assault, in addition to the requirements pertaining to staff training, record keeping and dissemination of this policy, shall be in accordance with the procedures established and set forth in the Administrative Regulation 5151.4.

(cf. 4112.6/4212.6 – Personnel Records)

Legal Reference:

Connecticut General Statutes
10-220a Inservice training. Professional development committees. Institutes for educators. Cooperating teacher program, regulations (as amended by PA 11-93)
10-221d Criminal history records check of school personnel. Fingerprinting. Termination or dismissal (as amended by PA 11-93)
221s Investigations of child abuse and neglect. Disciplinary action. (as amended by PA 16-188)

Policy Adopted: October 6, 1981 SUFFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Policy Revised:

September 6, 1989
October 6, 1992
January 21, 1997
November 18, 2008
October 3, 2016

Suffield, Connecticut

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